Wednesday May 1, 2013
I’m in Sydney this week prepping for TEDxSydney this weekend, which should be a blast. I’m talking about Politics and the Data Revolution, which will take in a review of some of the ways that the Data Revolution is reshaping political science research — and in particular — making that research incredibly relevant to real-world politics and policy making.
Its a very different kind of talk to lecturing, workshops, or even general audience talks. I’m learning a lot about those other, more conventional modes of giving talks from the prep I’m having to put into being comfortable with the TED format. We’ll see how it goes…
The Guardian Australia announced that I’ll be helping out with their election coverage ahead of the election here in September. It looks like a great group of people they’ve assembled (only one or two I knew about until today’s announcement).
And it seems only a month ago that I blogged about Labor’s price breaking new records for long-odds in the Australian political betting markets, at 7.30 to 1.10 on Centrebet on March 29. Think again.
Its May 2 and Labor’s out to 8.80 at Centrebet, the Coalition in to 1.05. The implied probability of a Labor win is 10.7%. Tom Waterhouse has the Coalition at 1.10.
Do ya best.
Not too shabby.