John Adams: Kenneth Cukier on the ‘data deluge’

John Adams: Kenneth Cukier on the ‘data deluge’

On Friday November 6th, 2015 Kenneth Cukier, data editor at The Economist, gave a lecture for the John Adams institute about the impact of Big Data at Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam. I was the moderator of this event and started with the introduction, which is added below.

Click here to see the video of the evening with Kenneth Cukier in Pakhuis de Zwijger.

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Rising Tide: video interview for Montclair tv

Rising Tide: video interview for Montclair tv

‘So what can we do to protect our city from climate change?’ Every city in the world is asking itself that question, including Montclair, New Jersey, just across the river from New York. New Jersey and New York were hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. And that was the question that Gray Russell, sustainability officer of Montclair, put to me in our interview for a special edition of the local cable tv show ‘Greater Montclair’. I was in town to give two lectures in the month-long program Rising Tide at Montclair University. Read the article…

Water in the city – TEDx Zwolle

Water in the city – TEDx Zwolle

During TEDx Zwolle I gave a lecture about water in the city around the world. The sea and the rivers have shaped the identity and the country itself. Climate change increases the risk of flooding and drought. The effects of a disaster in a densely populated country like The Netherlands are incalculable. Climate change is now forcing itself upon us: a new reality that cannot be ignored. Read the article…

Groeneveld Prize 2012: The value of nature

Groeneveld Prize 2012: The value of nature

In 2012, the foundation of Castle Groeneveld awarded me the Groeneveld Prize for my contribution to the debate about nature and landscape in the Netherlands. In my essay ‘The value of nature’ I describe how our thinking about nature has changed from nature as wild and undisturbed to a kind a nature that mostly should be of service to us. Read the essay (in Dutch) below:

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