Some of the most basic questions about human existence (how did we develop language? why do we love music and art but kill in war? how did we develop certain eating habits?
January 9, 2012 Liz published this at 7:22 am The rules, values, and ideas we learned growing up served us in those situations and settings.
<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-90790" title="crowd" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/12/crowd1-660x343.png" alt="" width="660" height="343" /> Welcome to Social Dimension , a blog devoted to the math behind understanding society and civilization. Mathematics can be used to understand all aspects of our society: sports, movies, history, and even how ideas spread around the world.
America is obsessed with its social media tools — more than half of all Americans have a social networking profile. But what does social media tell us about American society? Is our use of social tools a reflection of our interests and behaviors? Social media strategy firm Hasai decided to find out. The result is an infographic that draws several conclusions about the nature of the average American: Apparently we Americans have a lot to say (48% of all bloggers are U.S.-based), love talking about television (77% have used social media to share their love of a show) and love video games (10% of all US-based web activity involves video games).
Al-Jazeera, a 'traditional' TV network whose success is largely a result of their net-savvy business and communications strategy.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Doctor-assisted suicide emerges as the most controversial cultural issue in Gallup's 2011 Values and Beliefs poll, with Americans divided 45% vs. 48% over whether it is morally acceptable or morally wrong. Having a baby out of wedlock and abortion also closely divide Americans.
The American Dream is a 30 minute animated film that shows you how you’ve been scammed by the most basic elements of the government system. From the author : All of us Americans strive for the American Dream, and this film shows you why your dream is getting farther and farther away.
This film explores the evolution of propaganda and public relations in the United States, with an emphasis on the elitist theory of democracy and the relationship between war, propaganda and class. Includes original interviews with a number of dissident scholars including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Peter Phillips (Project Censored), John Stauber (PR Watch), Christopher Simpson (The Science of Coercion) and others. A deep, richly illustrated study of the nature and history of propaganda, featuring some of the world’s most insightful critics, Psywar exposes the propaganda system, providing crucial background and insight into the control of information and thought.
It’s a documentary about Social Control, examining the history, the philosophy and ultimately the pathology of elite power. Overall, Human Resources is rough around the edges but still overloaded with gems. Set aside some time to digest this – and take notes.
The Facets of Being Human