This morning I tried to get my Beaglebone Black connected to my Macintosh laptop, but was unable to due to an operating system clash with one of the drivers. I am charging my Windows laptop to try connecting the board to that machine. I want to start working on coding a Solar Poem Machine program using the Make Projects Universal Translator project. While the Windows laptop was charging I Googled “big data sustainability” and found and read this article. I had seen that there was a talk at Emory by Ben Jordan of Coca Cola about supply chain sustainability. With this talk in mind and the need for me to find employment I found a paper on Facebook today that seems interesting.
The paper looks at the consumption of households and its correlation with climate change metrics. The paper authors analyze a database called ExioBase. The database can be used to analyze the environmental impacts of industrial processes. I would like to see what kind of information graphics I can design from this dataset as a project to try get employed as a data scientist in the field of sustainability. I am curious as to how social media conversations on Twitter correlate to the ExioBase database. I would like to learn ways of correlating Twitter conversation data with consumption data.