I'm a peripatetic wanderer through the awesome edifice of human knowledge, intent on self-development, reflection, and the synthesis of disparate ideas. I have always been, and will remain, a student. My interests are truly marvelous but this text box is too small to contain them.
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- Threatened pandemics and laboratory escapes: Self-fulfilling prophecies | Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists about 4 hours ago
- NCAR - Climate Data Guide | Data Discovery Guided by Experts about 5 hours ago
- Google SEO Tutorial for Beginners | How To SEO A Website Step By Step about 5 hours ago
- why I’m a crabby patty about AI and cognitive science | Fredrik deBoer on 2014-04-14
- Comprehensive Meta-Analysis - Books on 2014-04-11
Tomgram: Astra Taylor, Misogyny and the Cult of Internet Openness | TomDispatch on 2014-04-10
Some of the obstacles to online engagement are psychological, unconscious, and invidious. In a revealing study conducted twice over a span of five years -- and yielding the same results both times -- Hargittai tested and interviewed 100 Internet users and found that there was no significant variation in their online competency. In terms of sheer ability, the sexes were equal. The difference was in their self-assessments.
It came down to this: The men were certain they did well, while the women were wracked by self-doubt. “Not a single woman among all our female study subjects called herself an ‘expert’ user,” Hargittai noted, “while not a single male ranked himself as a complete novice or ‘not at all skilled.’” As you might imagine, how you think of yourself as an online contributor deeply influences how much you’re likely to contribute online.
The results of Hargittai’s study hardly surprised me. I’ve seen endless female friends be passed over by less talented, more assertive men. I’ve had countless people -- older and male, always -- assume that someone else must have conducted the interviews for my documentary films, as though a young woman couldn’t have managed such a thing without assistance. Research shows that people routinely underestimate women’s abilities, not least women themselves.
Data mining uncovers 19th century Britain's fat habit on 2014-04-10
The Trading Consequences project, that was part of the second round of the Digging into Data challenge, has produced a database that allows users to search for new detail of this kind using text mining techniques.
That information can then be displayed using information visualisations to give a rich picture of how Britain sourced common commodities such as cotton and more obscure ones such as gum arabic at a large scale and where in the world trade went on.
- Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Does action scaling predict 'the embodiment of culture'? (No.) on 2014-04-10
- Frontiers | Embodied Cognition is Not What you Think it is | Cognitive Science on 2014-04-10
- Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Grounded vs. embodied cognition: a (hopefully uncontentious) note on terminology on 2014-04-10
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