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San Francisco State University Grad Becomes a Part of Something Bigger

Name: Aracely Diaz

College: San Francisco State University

School Site: Fern Bacon Middle School

Team Sponsor: AT&T

  • What made you apply to City Year?

I was about to graduate San Francisco State when I decided to apply to City Year. 822 more words

From Industrialization to Computerization

In my last posting World as Mechanism I described the coming of Industrialization. An earth-shaking event with huge advantages and huge disadvantages – mainly the elimination of people – without their being aware of this in the least. 519 more words


What motivates you?

In the study of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), there are two types of motivation: toward and away from.

When you’re working toward something, you generally have a better mindset; you’re thinking positively about the things you want. 108 more words


The folly of Instrumenting Humans

I noted in an earlier post an article that discussed the new opportunities of gathering data on individuals using proximity cards and always-on smart phones.   For example, the smart phones could have new apps that record movements and proximity to other individuals, and perhaps pick up some state-of-mind signals from tone of voice or other means.   1,638 more words

Data Science

Post Easter 2014

So I’m back from Egoli (Johannesburg)

To my surprise, I actually had an incredibly fabulous time. The city is huge and interesting. Granted I didn’t get to see much of the less attractive parts of it, I genuinely enjoyed Sandton, the North Rand and North Riding Nature Reserve where the reception was held. 993 more words

Cape Town

A Week After

One week after the tragedy in Korea that has taken more than 150, and suspected 300 lives of Korea’s next generation, not only are children still missing, but questions not answered. 200 more words