Biweekly links for 09/22/2008
- Enhancing Multitasking to Enhance Our Minds. « Essays by Danielle Fong
- Great essay about information architecture.
- Evolutionary Acceleration Research Institute Ready to Start “Squirrel Smasher”
- “Scientists from the Evolutionary Acceleration Research Institute (EARI) announced that the first test of the Giant Animal Smasher (GAS) will begin on December 19, 2008, the 41st anniversary of the premiere of Dr. Dolittle.”
- User-generated science | The Economist
- Kevin Kelly: The Next Fifty Years of Science
- “Landmarks in the history of the scientific method are the invention of libraries, indexes, citations, controlled experiments, peer review, placebos, double blind experiments, randomization, and search among others. At the core of the scientific method is the structuring of information. In the next 50 years, as the technologies of information and knowledge accelerate, the nature of the scientific process will change even more than it has in the last 400 years. We can’t predict what specific inventions will arise in the next 50 years, but based on long-term trends in epistemic tools, I believe we can speculate on how the scientific method itself — that is, how we know — will change in the next five decades.”
- That first step can be a doozy « Jon Udell
- Jon Udell on machine readability and crowdsourcing of data analysis.
- Obama Campaign Reveals Science Advisors | Wired Science from Wired.com
- Includes Harold Varmus, cofounder of PLoS.
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