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KOSTAS MAVROPALIAS

LEAD DESIGN ARCHITECT and DEVELOPER at CCKF. CYBERPSYCHOLOGIST.

Social Bits: Personality & Learning Style Profiling via the Social Web (slides from The Psychology of New Media event @ Dublin)

in Cyberpsychology, My Research, Social Bits, Social Web A few weeks ago, I presented my chapter from the upcoming Cyberpsychology book 'The Psychology of New Media' at the IADT, as part of Innovation Dublin 2012. As promised, here are the slides from the presentation, along with a few notes for people that were not able to attend the event.

Artificial Intelligence, Robots & humans: A Cyberpsychological perspective

in Cyberpsychology The possibility of a machine with consciousness raises many philosophical, psychological and sociological questions about the nature of consciousness itself and what it really means to be intelligent.

Node.js Amazon CloudFormation template

in Development The following CloudFormation template will allow you to easily launch Amazon EC2 instances running Node.js, without having to install and configure Node on EC2 every single time.

What is a client-side app and why should I care?

in Development For years, we have been developing websites and applications that run on the server, using the language of our choice. A client-side app, lets you move to the next level and further decouple the presentation of data and business logic from the server to the client, and more.

The full Javascript stack for beginners

in Development Learn how to create single-page Javascript apps using the MVC design pattern with Backbone.js, and how to develop cloud-based APIs for your apps with Node.js and MongoDB on Amazon EC2.

How to install & setup Node.js on Amazon EC2 – complete guide

in Development Confused about all these Amazon AWS products? Don't know where to begin and how to start working with Node.js in the cloud? This step-by-step guide will help you setup a new Amazon AWS EC2 instance and install Node.js with NPM.

From LAMP to the new full-JS web stack with Node.js, MongoDB, jQuery, Backbone.js and other cool stuff

in Development Since 1999 I have been developing my websites on the LAMP stack, and it has served me well. Recently, I switched to a full JS stack, using Node.js, MongoDB, jQuery and Backbone.js for a new project of mine. Here's how it happened.

Introducing Social Bits

in Cyberpsychology, My Research, Social Bits, Social Web I recently concluded my research project towards the MSc in Cyberpsychology, where I investigated if and how personality characteristics and learning styles of individuals can be predicted by analysing their social bits. In this article I will give the definition of social bits and present the relevant theoretical background.

Microsoft Applied Sciences create the ‘Ultimate Display’

in Future Interactions When technologies converge, interesting things can happen. A few days ago Stevie Bathiche, director of the Applied Sciences Group within Microsoft, presented a new type of display that has some very interesting properties. This 'Ultimate Display' can identify objects and people in front of it moving in 3D space.

Cybercrime & Cyberterrorism: Inducing anxiety & fear on individuals

in Cyberpsychology This is an essay I wrote for my MSc in Cyberpsychology and explores the concepts of Cybercrime and Cyberterrorism, how they are portrayed in the media, and the government policies that come in effect. The focus is on how all these processes affect people’s psychology in regards to induced feelings of anxiety and fear, and not the illegal activities themselves.