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Sports' Body Politics
The ethics behind data mining athletes' emotions
Screens Story  March 10, 2016, by Kahron Spearman
"...A player's body, and the information it yields under pressure, is becoming as coveted as the skill it produces, raising numerous ethical questions in this newest frontier in sports analytics. Teams have paid for the player's skill – does that also entitle them comprehensive access to the player's being, in its entirety, from brain chemistry to his or her GPS-tracked location? Should matters as complex (and private) as a player's thoughts be analyzed at all? Connecting those thoughts to the tangible, will emotional and psychological stability become a requirement for employment?..."

Point Austin: The Meanings of 'Affordability'
The new year signals changes in the life of Austin
News Column  December 27, 2013, by Michael King
"...There is no doubt that the city is changing rapidly, willy-nilly. In a recent blog post, Civic Analytics policy wonk Brian Kelsey posted some fairly stunning demographic statistics..."

Postering the City, Flyering the Town
Fritz "Motorblade" Blaw's still got it covered
DAILY Chronolog  August 29, 2012, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...And I've gained a reputation, after being around for twenty years, that I'm the guy who knows all those different places, who maintains them. People from all over check me out, people from New York and Scotland – I see that on the Google analytics for my site – and then they call me later..." Let's Talk Transportation
New online hub greases wheels of transportation talk
News Story  April 23, 2010, by Katherine Gregor
"...The Social Networking and Planning Project, which launched this month at, aims to "facilitate and capture conversations in real time to shape the city's Mobility Plan," said Roger L. Cauvin, the forum's data management and analytics coordinator..."

Keep Your Ear to the Ground
Overheard at SXSW 2010
Screens Story  March 26, 2010, by The Screens Staff
"..."I don't care how many hits your shitty blog gets a month. Fuck Google Analytics." – sign posted outside Beerland discouraging whining about the one-in/one-out policy..."

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Columns  November 9, 2017, by Mr. Smarty Pants
"...According to analytics firm Inrix, the average American spends 42 hours a year in traffic...."

“Center for Austin’s Future” in Search of Candidates
New nonprofit plans to groom City Council members
News Story  October 19, 2017, by Michael King
"...The CAF is modeling its candidate-grooming program on tech industry incubation "accelerators." The website summarizes: "The ATXelerator™, a tech accelerator-like entity, will seat its first class in January to attract energetic, future-focused political candidates for City of Austin municipal elections or leaders in other areas of city government such as board or commission members." The corollary hope is to increase voter turnout, "relying on voter analytics, to expand the voting population, especially historically inactive voters."..."

Texas' Marijuana Policy May Be Progressing Quicker Than Expected
Texas' marijuana policy may be progressing quicker than anyone realizes
News Story  May 11, 2017, by Braden Maccke
"...Only two of the exhibiting companies were actual cultivation, processing, and dispensing organizations. The opportunities being offered to institutions and accredited individuals right now are mostly in ancillary marijuana businesses like lighting and fertilizer, in-dispensary ad networks, and industry-specific data analytics..."

Free Stuff to Do at SXSW: Week One
Your guide to free events on SXSW's first weekend
Screens Story  March 9, 2017, by Tucker Whatley
"...If you want your music to reach a bigger audience, try Friday's classes on music licensing, negotiating contracts, and how to promote yourself through social media. Saturday and Sunday cover basic coding, branding, data analytics, and anything else you need to beef up your résumé..."

Public Citizen Tom “Smitty” Smith Looks Back on a Life Well Lived
The man in the white hat's relentless hard work and willed optimism
News Story  December 15, 2016, by Michael King
"...It was vintage Smitty: the casual manner and good humor; the bar graphs reflecting resource and economic analysis, energy analytics combined with political commentary. Most especially, the optimism – the absolute conviction that with enough public spirit and hard work, all things are possible...."

Public Notice: Good City, Bad City
City staff does some things right, some things wrong
News Column  September 1, 2016, by Nick Barbaro
"...You can search by neighborhood or street name, making it easy to find something even if you don't know the exact address you're looking for. And there are analytics features that let you filter by time or activity type, see all the permit or code violations issued for a specific address or area within a given time frame – including their current status – and even request email updates for selected properties..."

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
Columns  June 30, 2016, by Mr. Smarty Pants
"...July 1 is Canada Day. According to a recent study by Environics Analytics WealthScapes, the average Canadian has a net worth of $363,202, compared to $319,970 for the average American..."

The Luv Doc: Frozen
A little homespun wisdom from Dub Nelly
Columns  June 23, 2016, by The Luv Doc

Soccer Watch
Sports Column  July 9, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...Louis led the way at 20.6% and 20.5%... The words "Pearl Harbor" typically get around 500 Twitter mentions per day, according to the analytics website Topsy..."

SXSW Interactive: 10 Lessons From Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti
Only one is about cats
DAILY SXSW  March 16, 2015, by Dan Gentile
"...“BuzzFeed doesn't make a product, we're a service that makes content that gets better and better over time,” said Peretti. They accomplish these improvements by diving deep into its data, but writers are never assigned stories solely based on analytics...."

SXsports: Charles Barkley on Social Media
The former NBAer brings his trademark bluntness
DAILY SXSW  March 13, 2015, by Eric Sollenberger
"...The panel was moderated by Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, who did a good job following up on his stated intention of “shutting the hell up and letting Barkley talk.” The discussion only lingered around the topic of social media for a few minutes until they moved on to Barkley’s skepticism of sports analytics, to the luxury that goes along with not caring if Turner Sports fires him: “If you fire me I’m just going to play golf and fish more.”..."

Barbara's Fire
Attorney, teacher, and veteran fighter for freedom, Barbara Hines retires from a career mentoring students
News Story  December 11, 2014, by Tony Cantú
"...Both mom and dad are gone now, her father's death preceding his wife's passing in 2007 by 26 years. Hines was also married for six years – "a long time ago," she says pithily – a brief union that produced son Justin Burchard, 33, now a data manager at D.C.- and Chicago-based Civis Analytics, where he does political campaign analysis...."

Elegy for the Man Behind @ATXhipsters
Kelly Wayne Noel killed by drunk driver
News Story  May 2, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...A few others made mention of his first name, Kelly. But a search through Topsy, a social media analytics tool that can draw references to every public tweet that exists on the Internet, shows that no one posted anything like a full name, or any particulars about his likeness..."

Then There's This: The Road to Fewer Roads
Can the latest advances in intersection designs fix Austin's gridlock?
News Column  May 2, 2014, by Amy Smith

Elegy for an Invisible Hipster: Kelly Wayne Noel
Man behind anonymous Twitter feed killed by drunken driver
DAILY News  April 28, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...A few others made mention of his first name, Kelly. But a search through Topsy, a social media analytics tool that can draw references to every public tweet that exists on the Internet, shows that no one posted a tweet that contained anything like a full name, or any particulars about his likeness..."

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