Kew Gardens as Big Data

Yesterday I went to a one day course on botany at Kew Gardens. It seems silly to live so near to a world centre of excellence and not make use of it. Amongst other interesting things, I spent half an hour studying a daisy under a microscope. Daisies are not in fact a single yellow…

Generative Economics

I went to a meeting at LSE on Monday. For me, the highlight was a talk by Prof Youngjin Yoo on ‘Digital Innovation, Reversed Semiotics and Generative Economics’. (Slides available here.) Prof Yoo argues that: – industrial economics (the last 150 years) involves automation and capital intensive assets and its challenge is to maximise asset…