RT @dannyhakim: DEC head on #fracking: “right balance between protecting our environment, watersheds, and drinking water and promoting e …
What Is Distant Reading? http://nyti.ms/jnJ101 Quant. lit analysis. Middle is interesting; have to check out papers & ref’d n+1 essay.
NYTimes: Behind Veneer, Doubt on Future of Natural Gas http://nyti.ms/m15JzC
Ai Weiwei, Dissident Chinese Artist, Is Released - http://nyti.ms/mvd5V7
I guess intent to take action is a good 1st step(?) — NYTimes: F.D.A. Confronts Challenge of Monitoring Imports http://nyti.ms/iEKvJr
Great Ignite Last Night
I was quite impressed by last night’s Ignite NYC (despite several product pitches that somehow got in there). I’ve only recently become acquainted with the Ignite lightning talk events (first from Google I/O), but I like both the concept and execution. With these types of events, I’m never sure exactly what to expect in terms of the quality of presentations, but I think the...
"Brain Calisthenics for Abstract Ideas" →
Interesting New York Times article on improving primary and secondary school concept development and retention via perceptual learning. I feel very strongly that to improve education in a significant way, we need to pursue such novel approaches to teaching—and evaluate them scientifically to prove efficacy. (The article links to multiple published studies, which is great.)
Back in the city. Partially caught up on other happenings (#wwdc keynote). First thing tomorrow: decide which #iwny events to do!