I appreciate Wellmon’s perspective in this article, especially how he insisted on a sort of reciprocity…

I appreciate Wellmon’s perspective in this article, especially how he insisted on a sort of reciprocity between people and technology. His rebuttal to Carr about Google making us stupider was well-put. And it really got me thinking about boundaries defining information. Though, in one sense I think he sort of glossed over that prior to mass print, people put more effort into maintaining strong memory skills. ... Continue Reading

I’ve read before about some theories that go a bit like rational argument serves more to reinforce ones…

I’ve read before about some theories that go a bit like rational argument serves more to reinforce ones pre-existing beliefs. This article is neat in how it sort of “tribalizes” rational argumentation. The article explains its point premised on how memory retrieval works but I think its explanation is incomplete in such a way that it leads to a conclusion, which might be a little broad or misleadi ... Continue Reading

This interview with Nobel-prize winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, touches on what has changed or not…

This interview with Nobel-prize winning economist, Joseph Stiglitz, touches on what has changed or not changed in perspective with economic models after the recession. Though the discussion isn’t solely about the US, he mentions that the US has the biggest inequality of opportunity. Quite a strong statement to reflect on. Austerity, and a New Recession? ... Continue Reading

After Boing Boing reported that the Codex Seraphinianus was scanned and put online (albeit dubiously…

After Boing Boing reported that the Codex Seraphinianus was scanned and put online (albeit dubiously) now they’ve got a post about the complete Voynich Manuscript being scanned an put online too. This one is certainly past copyright. It’s a beautiful piece of work. From the site “Written in Central Europe at the end of the 15th or during the 16th century, the origin, language, and date of the Voyn ... Continue Reading