Beauty and Big Data

Let’s start with a simple question … What’s beauty?

After a morning full of interesting talks about the future, dangers and opportunities of Big Data, our group leader confronted us with this totally different question.

We had 30 seconds to write down the first words that came to our minds, when we heard the following topics. Here are a few we wrote down:

  • Beauty Made by humans: Art, music, information, software, words
  • Beauty in Human Interaction: discussing, hugging, smiling, teaching
  • Beauty in Humans: heart, emotions, thoughts, kindness
  • Beauty without humans: flowers, mountains, weather, water
  • Beauty in data: connections, correlations, excel, structure

Now we have much broader view of all the beauty around us. We’re now ready to tackle our question, on how to build bridges from the analogue to the digital world, with always keeping in mind how different beauty can be seen.

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With love from Group 9.

It’s a piece of cake! – First day

Hello students,

Today’s lesson will be about the importance of Big Data. To start with, let us define this broad topic in a very simple way. Someone has got an idea?
You can imagine it like this:

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Or more specifically: Big Data is different from usual data in the way it is collected and has to be analysed with a machine.

The best things about today were:

  • giving birth to ideas with different methods
  • no judgement about the content
  • challenging activities and great outcome
  • amazing team spirit

IMG_6621This is our modell of an intercontinental school system of the future.

Thank you for your curiosity ;)

My Data, your Data, Big Data – Day 1

We started today with little idea of the task ahead of us. We were still uncertain of the definition of “big data”, where it is used and how it is used. One thing that we definitely explored was the value of data and in the end we all agreed that in order to decide what to protect, we must establish what is more valuable. There is an immense amount of data in the world today and we simply cannot protect it all! The idea of a data charta is also important. Because data security is such a big topic (and problem), there should a written list of rules, regulations and ethical guidelines that is established by a global, independent and representative organisation. It should also be said that information regarding security, such as terms and regulations, should not only be understood by legal professionals but also by the average human being.
We need to make people aware of big data, its use, its value and its importance. By educating people this would solve a lot of the problems we are faced with today when it comes to data security.

We are looking forward to tomorrow as we are now prepared to come up with more concrete ideas after a fruitful day of inspirational brainstorming on the topic of data security!

An inspirational view...