An Introduction to Cybernetics

Cybernetics, due to the complexity and scope of the concept, is often misunderstood, especially by non-specialists. Even during the course of researching this article, finding a relatively concise explanation of cybernetics that a general audience that were not already familiar with the term could grasp was difficult. Thus, the inspiration for this post arose. Cybernetics,Continue reading “An Introduction to Cybernetics”

Digital Gardening

Recently, I came across the concept of a digital garden. As someone who’s often reading blogs, articles and various other forms of content on the Internet, I’m always interested in new ways to express ideas and thoughts. So, what is a digital garden? According to Maggie Appleton, a digital garden is a means of organisingContinue reading “Digital Gardening”

World Development Indicators – Tableau Dashboard

This is a dashboard that I’ve put together as a basic visualization exercise. The aim of the visualization was to provide simple visualisations of key health and economic trends. The indicators that I chose to focus on were GDP in 2017, Average Life Expectancy for men and women between the years 1960 and 2017, andContinue reading “World Development Indicators – Tableau Dashboard”

Interintellect Fireside Chat recap: “Reclaiming Control” Book Discussion

This is my first post in a while. Hopefully I’ll be able to write a bit more often going forward. Earlier this week, I had the privilege of being a co-host of my first Interintellect (I.I) event, alongside the talented Alex Yao, a fellow I.I member. We spoke to Amy McMillen about her debut book,Continue reading “Interintellect Fireside Chat recap: “Reclaiming Control” Book Discussion”

On Accidental Philosophy

Recently, I attended an Interintellect salon on the topic of philosophy. The opening question to the discussion was, ‘Do you consider yourself to be a philosopher?’. In the course of my answer, I stated that I considered myself an ‘accidental philosopher’. By this, I meant that I was someone who, despite not explicitly thinking aboutContinue reading “On Accidental Philosophy”

Connection and Community in the time of Isolation

One of the defining aspects of 2020 has been the temporary halt to everyday communities and means of connection. Almost as soon as the pandemic began and isolation began, online communities and meetups began to fill part of the void left by the lockdown. Among these sources of online community is the Interintellect(I.I), an onlineContinue reading “Connection and Community in the time of Isolation”

How online communities and #tidytuesday took my R skills to the next level

Recently, I’ve been making a more concerted effort in learning R. One of the major hurdles I’ve had to overcome in order to do this was to move from tutorials and to doing more independent work. This can be quite a difficult thing to do, particularly if it isn’t immediately obvious how using R orContinue reading “How online communities and #tidytuesday took my R skills to the next level”

The Importance of Data Cleaning and Preparation

For the first of my ‘portfolio’ posts, I am going to discuss one of the major stumbling blocks that I, and many others starting out in fields such as business intelligence and data science, have come across. Data cleaning and preparation is among the most important parts of the project lifecycle for any business intelligenceContinue reading “The Importance of Data Cleaning and Preparation”

Sprinting and Distance Running

One of the essential skills I’ve had to (re)learn this year is time management. In particular, I’ve had to learn this in the context of preparing for exams. Despite having an undergraduate degree and having been in tertiary education for several years, I haven’t been in study programs that had exams at the end ofContinue reading “Sprinting and Distance Running”