Two of our biggest science-fiction dreams might not remain fiction for much longer. Here’s how 21st-century science could make it real. For as long as human beings have looked up at […]
Silicon Valley might just be missing the most important aspect of being human: the ability to feel.
The way we represent other genders or ethnicities in literary fiction shows the limitations of our capacity for empathy and compassion.
AI is the way of the future. And you can teach yourself how to master this incredible new technology from some of the top schools around the globe. In some cases, for free.
Newly designated World Heritage sites in France, Botswana, and the United States push UNESCO's list into the quadruple digits.
With all apologies to Neil Young, this is the story of Johnny Rotten, or at least the story of his clothes. PUNK: Chaos to Couture, which opens today at the […]
This past weekend, I was in Springfield, Missouri for Skepticon V (“the fifth most annual Skepticon yet”). I had such a fantastic time at Skepticon IV in 2011, it was […]
As our political and media systems rapidly evolve, social scientists are revisiting and updating existing models, theories, and methods for investigating the effects of the media on political attitudes and […]
This semester I am teaching a doctoral seminar on the important questions and trends related to media, technology and democracy. In this post, I introduce several major topics and provide […]
In a recent article in The Australian, Matthew Westwood writes about Canadian social scientist Sarah Thornton, whose book Seven Days in the Art World (cover above) “explores the dynamics of […]