MIDEA Posts by Nik Honeysett

Threat Matrix

Threat Matrix

The Threat Matrix is a daily report given to the President containing the latest security threats against the U.S. Some in the museum world might consider the technologies described in the 2013 Horizon Report for Museums (which officially launched today at MCN) a threat, so to calm the nation’s fears, I’ve updated my Horizon Report Matrix. This […]

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Mission Critical

Mission Critical

So I had to bail from the AAM Annual conference in Minneapolis early. I had committed to a gaggle of sessions (I’m just a guy who can’t say no) that I had to extricate myself from. However, I found some technology that allowed me to participate asynchronously. I came across this service a month or […]

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SETI

SETI

If you’re familiar with SETI you’ll know it’s the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence, one of its projects is to search for signature transmissions from deep space that might indicate the presence of alien life. You might also be familiar with the SETI@home project which is an Internet-distributed computing project that uses idling computers to process […]

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Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

Taking a leaf out of the UK’s Sun newspaper, internationally regarded as the lowest form of pond life when it comes to sensationalising a story, I had to liven up the title for this post with some innuendo because I’m going to talk about tax returns – but stay with me. A couple of years […]

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Not Another Revolution?

Not Another Revolution?

There are a number definitions to the word “revolution”. There’s the Arab Spring kind, “an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed”, where people get hurt; there’s the “sudden, complete or marked change in something” kind; and then, like the flared jeans I’m wearing, […]

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It is always wise to look ahead

It is always wise to look ahead

As my first MIDEA post what subject would I choose other than the Horizon Project? I have a number of quotes about predicting the future. My favorite used to be: “Prediction is difficult, especially about the future” Pithy, and because its such a good quote its attributed to a wide variety of people from Niels […]

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