As the study of social media swings from the practical to the theoretical, many institutionalized issues will arise -- from internal politics to claims on which department owns social media. But what seems clear is that teaching social media through a traditional mode will not suffice. And, while 'digital native' is a misnomer at best and marketing myth at worst, students (and recent professors) growing up in the Digital Age will have a different set of expectations -- about education, about professors, about life -- upon entering school.
The fuzziness and weird logic of the way particles behave applies surprisingly well to how humans think (#groupThink and #collectiveWill in the #quantumMinds #openGov RT @notthisbody (...) Quantum minds
Have you ever faked a restroom trip to check your email? Slept with your laptop? Or become so overwhelmed that you just unplugged from it all? In this funny, eye-opening, and inspiring film, director Tiffany Shlain takes audiences on an exhilarating rollercoaster ride to discover what it means to be connected in the 21st century.
To improve our view of a vast and complex universe, scientists are creating increasingly ambitious new tools. The work is not easy. Truly big science requires decades of expensive commitment from multiple nations.
"A few weeks ago, Science Exchange in Palo Alto, California, launched a website allowing scientists to outsource their research to 'providers' — other researchers and institutions that have the facilities and equipment to meet requesting scientists' needs. Nature asked the company's co-founder, researcher-turned-entrepreneur Elizabeth Iorns, how the website works, and what an online marketplace for experiments could mean for the future of research."
This paper explores the underlying system of thought that has led to our current economic, ecological, social, and spiritual crisis and proposes new ideas and leverage points for a green, inclusive, and intentional ecosystem economy.