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09 Sep

Why Do People Vote Conservative?

Edge: the Third Culture has published the following interesting essay by psychologist¬† Jonathan Haidt.¬† Though it refers to American political parties, I think that his research may be useful in a Canadian context. Commentary by Daniel Everett, Howard Gardner, Michael Shermer, Scott Atran, James Fowler, Alison Gopnik, Sam Harris, James O’Donnell follow the essay. […]

27 Apr

Gin, Television, and Social Surplus

Social networks consultant Clay Shirky discusses the cognitive surplus that society used to spend merely watching television, and how we’re now beginning channel that surplus in revolutionary ways that will change media forever. read more | digg story Follow @acitta

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