Keeping Girls in Science By Promoting the Value of the Humanities for Tech Majors

  BetaBeat asked girls taking computer programming at Stuyvesant High School about their experiences and got some fantastic replies, like this insightful one from Izzi Clark: I’ve always thought of myself as kind of equally suspended between humanities and math/science, and I think that’s why I found computer science so appealing. Clearly, it involves math [Read More...]

Growing up (and doing everything else) on the web

Piotr Czerski’s “We The Web Kids” (as translated by translated by Marta Szreder): We grew up with the Internet and on the Internet. This is what makes us different; this is what makes the crucial, although surprising from your point of view, difference: we do not ‘surf’ and the internet to us is not a ‘place’ or [Read More...]

Some Correction and Insight into the Facebook Page Situation

Long story short: the news is not as bad as I thought yesterday. [Read more...]

Don’t Rely on Facebook for Blog Updates. Subscribe or Visit Directly Instead.

Facebook has been an enormous aid to my blogging career. It was through Facebook that I was able to get the word out about my blog posts in the beginning when essentially no one would have known what I was doing otherwise. Then I used Facebook to make connections to a few thousand networking atheists [Read More...]

Donald Sadoway on the Battery of the Future

I’m no tech guy, but Bill Gates on the Twitter recommended this talk by an MIT Professor with a “thrilling” “game-changing” new battery, so I figured it might be worth your attention. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Copyright Math

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Creating Objects That Tell Stories

On Sunday, I saw Yves Behar on CNN’s show The Next List (segment previewed above) and was amazed by his work. Here is a TED video from a few years ago where he talks about his projects: [Read more...]

Learn More About SOPA

Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

If Freethought Blogs Goes Dark In The Future…

…this will be the cause. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]