Archive for May, 2019

Bullshit about Bullshitters and other Misadventures in Social Science

Monday, May 20th, 2019

I recently came across a news story about a social science research study that caught my attention. How could I resist a story about bullshitters? According to the study, titled “Bullshitters. Who Are They and What Do We Know about Their Lives?”, this is “an important new area of social science research.” Reviewing the research […]

The Data Loom Is Now Available!

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

After a few months of waiting, my new book The Data Loom: Weaving Understanding by Thinking Critically and Scientifically with Data is now available. By clicking on the image below, you can order it for immediate delivery from Amazon. Data, in and of itself, is not valuable. It only becomes valuable when we make sense […]

The Smart Enough City: Avoiding the Myopia of Tech Goggles

Wednesday, May 8th, 2019

At this juncture in human history, few issues should concern us more than our relationship to digital technologies. They are shaping our brains, influencing our values, and changing the nature of human discourse—not always in good ways. When we determine our relationship to any new technology, there is a middle ground between the doe-eyed technophile […]