Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Announcement: See last HW statement regarding the project, due next Tuesday 12/6/16.

Graph of prices of prediction market contract for weather related cancellation of classes on main UALR campus by 9 PM on Nov. 29, 2016.

Shaded portion is guesstimated but won't be known for sure until 9 PM!

Monday, November 21, 2016

HW 11 scores - more details

HW 11 has been scored. See Blackboard. If you would like to see the detailed markup, it is on hard copies. I am happy to provide those upon request.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

ANNOUNCEMENT: HW scores are on BlackBoard.


HW scores are on BlackBoard.

Please let me know if you have any problems accessing them, in case I need to better configure BlackBoard.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A new futures market

On 24 Oct 2015, at 13:17, WLS on APF mailing list wrote:

The Guggenheim Museum has just launched an interactive online futures (as in alternative futures) market.  

Åzone Futures Market turns visitors into investors in our collective future. Based online, Åzone (pronounced “ozone”) takes the form of a marketplace of projections about the future. Anyone can sign up, receive some “cåin (Å)”—the Åzone currency, pronounced like “coin”—and start taking positions on the future lives they want to live. Hugo Liu, founder of the art valuation technology startup ArtAdviser, programmed a custom engine to make it work like a real stock market, where prices are sensitive to investor activity, reflecting overall interest in each “future.”

See blog here:

and go play here: