*on information privilege. – info-mational (Char Booth) The concept of information privilege situates information literacy in a sociocultural context of justice and access. Information as the media and messages that underlie individual and collective awareness and knowledge building; privilege as the advantages, opportunities, rights, and affordances granted by status and positionality via class, race, gender, culture, sexuality, occupation, institutional affiliation, and political perspective. In an extended period of relative disengagement with writing I have started and stopped and restarted this post so many times that it’s become a bit ridiculous, but based on the interest generated by discussions of information privilege in my teaching and speaking contexts it’s clearly time to finish.
Information Avoidance: How People Select Their Own Reality Monday, March 13, 2017 By Shilo Rea We live in an unprecedented "age of information," but we use very little of it. Dieters prefer not to look at the calories in their tasty dessert, people at high risk for disease avoid screenings and people choose the news source that aligns with their political ideology. Drawing on research in economics, psychology and sociology, Carnegie Mellon University's George Loewenstein, Russell Golman and David Hagmann illustrate how people select their own reality by deliberately avoiding information that threatens their happiness and wellbeing.
Nutritional Considerations in Pediatric Pancreatitis: A Pos... : Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition What Is Known/What Is New What Is Known Nutritional care of children with pancreatic disorders varies widely. No guidelines exist on optimal nutrition for children with acute pancreatitis, acute recurrent pancreatitis, or chronic pancreatitis.
The Architect of These Monstrous, Alien Cities Is an Algorithm Daniel Brown’s photos reveal an alien landscape of concrete canyons, geometric patterns, and dark windows. They bring to mind an enormous spaceship, or a dystopian world. Brown makes his images using generative design software he wrote himself. It creates enormous, complex 3-D patterns that he searches until finding something interesting. A Non-secular Anthropocene: Spirits, Specters and Other Nonhumans in a Time of Environmental Change 2017.01.16 | Mia Korsbæk Speakers Mayanthi Fernando (University of California, Santa Cruz)Samantha Hurn (University of Exeter)Bronislaw Szerszynski (Lancaster University) Jennifer Deger (James Cook University)Morten Axel Pedersen (University of Copenhagen) Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen (University of Copenhagen) Heather Swanson (Aarhus University)Nils Bubandt (Aarhus University)John Moran (Stanford University)Michael Vine (Cambridge University) Free admission and coffee, all are welcome! Conference program TBA
Open Access Open access literature is digital, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. There’s an incredible amount of scientific research conducted at universities and institutions around the world. Historically, the findings of this research have been published in scholarly journals.
In the age of robots, our schools are teaching children to be redundant In the future, if you want a job, you must be as unlike a machine as possible: creative, critical and socially skilled. So why are children being taught to behave like machines? Children learn best when teaching aligns with their natural exuberance, energy and curiosity.
Guidance and guidelines This guideline covers managing acute and chronic pancreatitis in children, young people and adults. It aims to improve quality of life by ensuring that people have the right treatment and follow-up, and get timely information and support after diagnosis. Your responsibility Introduction Katarxis Nº 3 Editors' Introduction ‘People used to say that just as the twentieth century had been the century of physics, the twenty-first century would be the century of biology… We would gradually move into a world whose prevailing paradigm was one of complexity, and whose techniques sought the co-adapted harmony of hundreds or thousands of variables. Subcomission on Quaternary Stratigraphy, ICS » Working Groups You are in: Home » Working Groups What is the 'Anthropocene'? - current definition and status The 'Anthropocene' is a term widely used since its coining by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000 to denote the present time interval, in which many geologically significant conditions and processes are profoundly altered by human activities. Working group convenor:
What are Academic Book Publishers for? Part 1 (Scholarly Kitchen) Editor’s Note: Today’s post is by Richard Fisher. Richard has worked in academic publishing since 1983. Previously Managing Director of Academic Publishing at Cambridge University Press, he is now Deputy Chairman of Yale University Press (London), a non-executive director of Edinburgh UP and Vice-President and Chair of Publications for the Royal Historical Society. He also writes a regular blog for the Independent Publishers Guild in the UK on the intersection of academic publishing and public policy. This is the first of a two-part post, the second to follow tomorrow. An introduction to a (very) resonant question
theconversation It is generally thought that science helps good ideas triumph over bad. The weight of evidence eventually pushes false claims aside. But some ideas march onward despite the evidence against them. The discredited link between vaccines and autism continues to cause mischief and climate change sceptics continue to resurrect dead science.