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Women impacting STEM and entrepreneurship gather for OK WISE 2019

August 23, 2019 - Hundreds of Oklahoma leaders were on hand in Tulsa for the second annual OK WISE conference. Exaptive sent a team to represent the women impacting our company.

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Lightning Talks: Great Ideas from D+C Members

August 22, 2019 - It was a dark and stormy night when Data+Creativity held its first ever round of Lightning Talks. We always hear great ideas in the discussions following a guest speaker’s presentation at the meetups, and it was exciting to have lightning outside punctuating the great ideas from Lightning Talks inside.

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Getting Technical: A New Model for Better Patient Outcomes

July 18, 2019 - Some things that can't be taught in a classroom have a lot of influence over whether a nurse will be able to recognize when a patient is 'going downhill.' Dr. Susan Dresser, PhD, the Director of the Adult/Gero CNS Program at the OU HSC College of Nursing, presented her study at the July Data+Creativity meetup.

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Team facilitation panel wraps up Science of Team Science Annual Conference

May 23, 2019 - Sometimes they’re called facilitators, sometimes translators, sometimes directors or maybe even team players. This crucial role is starting to get attention in industry and academia.

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Exaptation in Action: Collaboration through Space and Time

June 27, 2019 - How do researchers on the ground get data about their experiments that are flying around the Earth on the International Space Station (ISS)? NASA's Payloads Operations & Integration Center (POIC) is the primary science and research command post for the ISS investigations and payloads.

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The Human Component: Using Emotional Intelligence to Inform Design

May 16, 2019 - We're so used to incorporating external data to inform our design. "Which feature wins out in A/B testing? Are we getting smiley faces or frowny faces on the Likert Scale feedback widget?" The Data+Creativity guest speaker this month invited us to turn inward. Devin O’Bryan explained how we can use Emotional Intelligence as a catalyst for incredible design.

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High-tech startup adds top research development talent/cognitive psychologist

May 9, 2019 - Over a 19-year career in academic research development and leadership, Dr. Alicia Knoedler has helped scientists, researchers, and creators grow and innovate at large research institutions, including the University of Oklahoma, Penn State University, and the University of Notre Dame. Now she is a key resource in the Oklahoma City technology ecosystem after joining high-tech startup Exaptive as the Director of Team Innovation.

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How Cognitive Networks Could Improve Crisis Response

February 21, 2019 - In non-governmental organizations, coordination of rapid response teams during emergencies/humanitarian crises faces a lot of challenges because of its linear design. Dr. Victor Soji Ladele, MBBS, who was a humanitarian aid coordinator for the World Health Organization during the 2014 Ebola outbreak in Liberia, proposes deploying a cognitive network platform during emergencies and humanitarian crises that will facilitate a real time coordination mechanism.

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Innovation is the same in any language

Ask Google to translate ‘innovation’ from English to Swedish, and it's the same in both languages. Shannan Callies, the assistant to Exaptive CEO Dave King, and data scientist Frank Evans traveled to Stockholm, Sweden, for the ISPIM Innovation Conference in June 2018.

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Creating a language for educators to audit curriculum

May 24, 2018 - Bucky Dodd and the team at the Institute for Learning Environment Design at the University of Central Oklahoma have developed a way to code curriculum to give educators of all kinds a common language. Bucky presented the concept at the May meetup for Data + Creativity.

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Using data applications to document, reward community engagement

April 26, 2018 - How engaged are you in your community? How many neighbors do you know? What would have to change for you to become more engaged? We heard one solution from Union Capital Boston (UCB) on Thursday, April 26, at the Data + Creativity meetup.

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"We cannot afford to not participate."

April 25, 2018 - “As an example of technology's impact, our judicial and economic systems increasingly rely on risk assessment algorithms that use proxy categories such zip code to predict a person’s trajectory—for example, whether or not they’re loan-worthy or at risk to commit a future crime,” Tayo Jolaosho, Exaptive software engineer, led a captivating discussion regarding the importance of ethnographic perspectives in tech. Tayo continued, “In consideration of this increasing reach, we have ethical responsibilities as data creatives to be better informed and more deliberate in our practice. We cannot assume that facts or numbers speak for themselves.”

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From the Dukes of Burgundy to Saturn V Rocket Fuel: So Many Connections

March 15, 2018 - At the Data + Creativity Meetup, a group of about 20 watched the episode “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” from the 1978 BBC documentary series Connections.

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Exaptation in Action: Understanding Disease from the Dark Side of the Moon

Dr. Sean Laverty spoke at the Data + Creativity Meetup, sharing how researchers have exapted an algorithm previously used to guide spacecraft in the Apollo moon missions to study the spread of deadly human pathogens. We broadcast the event on Facebook Live. Click here to watch.

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Making It Easier to Have ‘Aha’ Moments

Serendipity is becoming an endangered species in our tech-driven world. Uber realized it could use cellphones and GPS to create an app that takes the luck out of catching a cab. Tinder uses the same tools to drastically stack the deck in favor of hooking up. So many other platforms are overriding luck to bring us what we want and need.

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1 Million Cups Oklahoma City

Exaptive CEO Dave King was happy to be invited to speak at the 1 Million Cups OKC event in January 2016.

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