2D Images as Objects in ‘visual and metric 3D’: our Smart Knowledge Engine in Action

For the moment, we re-visualised images above and beyond what our previous prototype produced. The significance is pretty fundamental, in terms of #DeepThinking about time, space and measuring.

At CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva, where I started my professional life as systems analyst and diagnostician of software, there were theoreticians who designed experiments to prove their theories, just as there are architects who design buildings.

Since then I’ve discovered that everybody builds not just theories but also ‘models’, especially in software, and particularly in business, where everything is measured by money.

But time is not money, even though capitalism tries to convince us otherwise. And money is certainly not the measure of human capital.

That will become very apparent once our ‘Smart Knowledge Engine’ also puts ‘layering‘ on-line, my way of visualising rows or columns of matrices ‘staggered’ along a ‘visual z-axis’.

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With #3DMetrics #3dM to Driving a #SmartKnowledge Engine behind Open Data Portals

I’ve ignored this blog for a long time, as I updated 3d-metrics.me

Now I’ve got a team with whom to put my prototype software online and a whole re-configuration of deep thinking and web rationalisation is taking place.

As a first step, this is to send you over to 3d-metrics.me while you hopefully will look out for:

Watch this space!

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TOWARDS an Equitable Society: balancing left- and right-brain activities

13 11 30 BuddhaAs a former software diagnostician in CERN, I am used to being in the 12% minority that Chi Onwurah MP highlighted in her keynote speech at Women Shift Digital.

But after (male) doctors, instead of admitting they can’t help me, told me my pain is psychological, I learned more about psychology, philosophy, religion and consciousness than I ever wanted to know, having studied mathematics and computing.

Now I am reading not only Pythagoras Trousers – God, Physics and the Gender War – the history of science by Margaret Wertheim, but also Siddharta by Hermann Hesse.

And, once again, I am acutely aware of the need for Continue reading

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EMBRACING the Digital Economy with the arms of BCS + CMA + ICT

ICT PoS Original

ICT PoS Original (Photo credit: Terry Freedman)

This event followed the one of its kind last year which I thoroughly enjoyed.

It covered the kinds of themes I’m interested in and thus was an excellent way of taking ‘the pulse of our interesting times’, e.g.

  • asking for a High Tech Task Force
  • more data networking
  • and that the BBC license fee could be used for startups.

At the same time, it was observed that

  • we are at a regulatory tipping point
  • need effective competition
  • and need to make smart decisions.

In the spirit of Back to the Future, Forward to the Past was suggested. For we are Continue reading

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GENERIC NUMERICAL METADATA for Meta Views of Big Business and Very Big Science Data

13 06 15 MosaicMashing up the best of the best seems to be the challenge of our time. Yesterday I met Charles Brewer who is remarkably likeminded in terms of ‘where we are at’ and ‘where we need to go’, as humanity evolves thanks to technology. ‘Big Data’ is the term used by business. Very Big Data has become a project with CERN involved, i.e. science based. But Charles’ understanding of data bases and my invention of ‘numerical metadata’ bridge those worlds.

After having designed many amazing software projects, Charles has put together MOSAIC so that large data bases (1.9 million records as an example) can be examined instantly. The speed with which this can take place is, in my view, in general terms, THE smart data management tool. It opens doors to

  • boiling big data down to essential information
  • understanding the value of big data by understanding the importance of its components
  • gaining deeper insights and better understanding from more and more data.

But then there is the business view where bottom lines count:  Continue reading

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IDENTIFYING and Counting Cancer Cells with my Theory => Code rather than Volunteers

English: A diagram illustrating the distinctio...

English: A diagram illustrating the distinction between cancer stem cell targeted and conventional cancer therapies (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The magic of networking was working again: it took the invitation to  celebrate 50 years of computing @ CERN to discover this Cancer Research UK project: computer volunteers are invited to identify and count cancer cells.

My Technical Expert Nelson Wootton jumped on this opportunity to ‘prove my theory’.

After 3 funding applications have just been turned down, we now trust ‘under employed professional woman’ Ann Witbrock to turn my latest specifications into code.

Meanwhile, Grandma Got STEM is honouring women like me: always in the minority in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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WE SHOULD all be Eternal Start-Ups: IC Tomorrow at NESTA – for competition finalists in Education

13 05 03 IC TomorrowYesterday I saw 12 finalists competing for £40K of ICTomorrow at NESTA. I had ‘failed’ and wanted to learn what the potential winners had to offer.

When I introduced myself as an ‘eternal Start-Up’ to another of the very few ladies, she said “we should all be eternal start-ups.”

It was not very impressive to see existing companies and people who were seemingly commercially successful proposing incremental changes. No room for quantum leaps, paradigm shifts or genuine start-ups. One of the organisers said: the challenge was too prescriptive.

Quite right: a box ticking exercise. That’s how the TSB is ‘driving innovation’… Continue reading

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SMART Knowledge Portals as New Instruments of Investigation – for lifelong learning and education

Cover of "An Intimate History of Humanity...

Cover of An Intimate History of Humanity

Why is it so rare for me to be understood and believed? Why do more people like my poetry than the potential of my software? When will my idea of Smart Knowledge Portals see the light of day?

In a nutshell, Smart Knowledge Portals (here in 14 slides) are what Alexander von Humboldt described as a new instrument of investigation:

Humboldt had a horror of the single fact, believing that  in order to explore any one thing, one needs to approach it from all sides… Every discovery opens up the imagination further, stimulating more discovery:
it enlarges the sphere of ideas, excites a taste for investigation, while the creation of new instruments of observation increases the intelligence.”

  Theodore Zeldin, An Intimate History of Humanity, London 1994 Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS: Winning an iPad and Coaching @ IBM

Who would have thought that CyberHeaven has a gift for me?
Well, I got the phone call, when I was in Germany:

You’ve won an iPad to celebrate 30 years of Conferencing by the Management Forum

An email confirmed it and the package was delivered on the day I specified! The only ‘price’:  a photo of me and the iPad!

As I’m over the moon about this surprise gift, I decided to make this blog post as well.

After all, I have more good news: Friday @ South Bank was a treat again:-

  1. the morning with a small group of Global Entrepreneurs who wanted to learn about making ‘compelling value propositions
  2. the afternoon as part of CEO-CF – an interesting Collaborative Forum (CF) very able to help CEOs by mutually empowering each other.

And thus I continue to count my blessings, despite all the odds, e.g. one of my three latest funding applications was refused. But, as my mum said to me in one of my darkest moments:

what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger!

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INSTEAD of PROSE: Software-Aided Thinking finds many Expressions

I’ve been practising ‘software-aided thinking’, ever since I began to write Word  ‘tables’ such as this one:

Dialectical Single-Disciplinary Thinking

Merging Domains of Thought

Number Theory









Linear Measuring


Chemistry, Technology
Nuclear- and Astro-Physics

3D Cybernetic Inter-Disciplinary Thinking

Number Theory




Foundation for
3D Metrology





3D Cybernetics

Cybernetic Numbers






Cybernetic Mathematics

Cybernetic Measures


macro- and micro-cosmic Dimensions


Cybernetic Sciences

Continue reading

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