Graphesis — Johanna Drucker | Harvard University Press

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In our current screen-saturated culture, we take in more information through visual means than at any point in history. The computers and smart phones that constantly flood us with images do more than simply convey information. They structure our relationship to information through graphical formats. Learning to interpret how visual forms not only present but… Read more »

Day of Public Humanities – Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

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“Day of Public Humanities” (#DayofPH on the social media platform of your choice) invites anyone invested in the term “public humanities” to document, discuss, and debate what that term means to them and what the work of public humanities looks like on an average day. This page is a reference desk and an active publishing… Read more »

Evolution Runs Faster on Short Timescales | Quanta Magazine

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There are interesting complexities of looking at change over time . . . “Think of it like the stock market,” he said. Look at the hourly or daily fluctuations of Standard & Poor’s 500 index, and it will appear wildly unstable, swinging this way and that. Zoom out, however, and the market appears much more… Read more »

A Retiree Discovers an Elusive Math Proof—And Nobody Notices | WIRED

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I think about things like this when I consider the full depth/breadth of analysis options in history. There are understandings and arguments advanced in particular ways with particular data but there are whole other realms of understanding/argument that might be advanced through the same data considered differently. In particular, Pitt said, the GCI defines an… Read more »