19.10.2012 Category: Weekly Reads « Previous Next » What we read this week (19 Oct) Written by: Maddie Tags: chaos, dark social, fitbit, gov.uk, innovation, new aesthetic, paris, qs, surveillance Our reads of the week: Alexis Madrigal on Dark Social, what makes the recently launched GOV.UK so special, how to innovate in chaotic circumstances, a man with a FitBit in Paris and the “leakiness of surveillance culture.” Quote of the week As the human arms of technology, we should become more human, not less. -Justin Edmund Articles of the week The Atlantic: Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong Dark Social. It sounds more mysterious than it is. What Alexis Madrigal – yes, him again – goes into here is fascinating nonetheless. His argument, well underpinned by data, is that there is actually more sharing and therefore referring happening outside of social networks than within them. If true, the implications both business and privacy-wise could be … substantial. Mike Bracken: Why GOV.UK matters: A platform for a digital Government Mike Bracken explains how the freshly launched GOV.UK answers Tim O’Reilly’s question of how government can become an open platform that allows people inside and outside government to innovate. Fast Company: How Leaders At Companies From Box To Gore Innovate In Chaos The one pattern emerging from companies that are successful in chaos is that there is no pattern, except that they embrace the chaos. This article draws inspiration from quantum physics and then looks at the management styles from the likes of Nike, Box and Lady Gaga’s manager to better understand how to run a company today. Craig Mod: Paris and the Data Mind A beautiful story by Craig Mod about data collection with a FitBit and a trip to Paris. Quiet Babylon: On the Leakiness of Surveillance Culture, the Corporate Gaze, and What That Has To Do With the New Aesthetic Well, it’s all in the title. 19.10.2012 Category: Weekly Reads « Previous Next » Stay up-to-date with what we do and what we read. Subscribe to our newsletter.