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Edge 323 — July 29, 2010
14,400 words

THE THIRD CULTURE

THE NEW SCIENCE OF MORALITY
An Edge Seminar

Roy Baumeister, Paul Bloom, Joshua D. Greene, Jonathan Haidt,
Sam Harris, Josua Knobe, Elizabeth Phelps, David Pizarro

AN EDGE SPECIAL EVENT

IN THE NEWS

David Brooks, New York Times
Andrew Sullivan, The Daily Dish
Jordan Mejias, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung


Edge 322 — July 19, 2010
20,500 words

THE THIRD CULTURE

THE HILLIS KNOWLEDGE WEB

IN THE NEWS

The Technium, Salon, Die Presse, Boing Boing, Medgadget, Computing


Edge 321 — July 8, 2010
8,000 words

THE THIRD CULTURE

WHY WE TALK TO TERRORISTS
By Scott Atran and Robert Axelrod

DREAM-LOGIC, THE INTERNET AND ARTIFICIAL THOUGHT
By David Gelernter

IN THE NEWS

The Scientist, GQ, Die Welt, Sueddeusteche Zeitung,
Investment e Noticias, Washington Post, Deutschlandradio Kultur, Il Sole 24 Ore


Edge 320 — June 21, 2010
11,130 words

THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER

A BIG QUESTION
By John Brockman

THE THIRD CULTURE

AFTERWORD
By Stewart Brand
Introduction By Kevin Kelly

MIND OVER MASS MEDIA
By Steven Pinker

THE REALITY CLUB

Nicholas Carr, Douglas Rushkoff, Evgeny Morozov
on Steven Pinker's "Mind Over Mass Media"

IN THE NEWS

New Scientist (UK), Poder 360 (Chile), Die Welt (Germany), L'Actualite (France), Gulf News (UAE)


Edge 319 — May 27, 2010
11,500 words

THE THIRD CULTURE

BREAKING THE CYCLE
A Talk with Emanuel Derman

THE REALITY CLUB

ON "CREATION OF A BACTERIAL CELL CONTROLLED BY A CHEMICALLY SYNTHESIZED GENOME" BY VENTER ET AL"

Comments by Rodney Brooks, PZ Myers, Richard Dawkins, George Church, Nassim N. Taleb, Daniel C. Dennett, Dimitar Sasselov, Antony Hegarty

EDGE IN THE NEWS

NEWS.CHINA.COM.CN, the New York Times, the Observer


Edge 318 — May 20, 2010

THE REALITY CLUB

ON "CREATION OF A BACTERIAL CELL CONTROLLED BY A CHEMICALLY SYNTHESIZED GENOME" BY VENTER ET AL"

Comments by Freeman Dyson, Kevin Kelly, George Dyson

EDGE IN THE NEWS

The Front Page, Maui News, The Scientist, Criticising the Critics, Wired


Edge 317 — April 26, 2010
[13,700 words]

THE THIRD CULTURE

AN EDGE SPECIAL EVENT!
THE ASH CLOUD

ESTHER DUFLO WINS JOHN BATES CLARK MEDAL

THE REALITY CLUB
ON "DIGITAL POWER AND ITS DISCONTENTS"
Rebecca McKinnon

EDGE IN THE NEWS

The Oregonian, Die Tagespost, Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Der Spiegel, Economist


 

Edge 316 — April 12, 2010
[13,300 words]

THE THIRD CULTURE

AN EDGE SPECIAL EVENT!
PUBLISHED BY EDGE, FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG, LA STAMPA (forthcoming)

DIGITAL POWER AND ITS DISCONTENTS
Morozov & Shirky: An Edge Conversation

THE REALITY CLUB

ON "DIGITAL POWER AND ITS DISCONTENTS"
Jaron Lanier, Douglas Rushkoff, George Dyson, Nicholas Carr

ON "TIME TO START TAKING THE INTERNET SERIOUSLY"
Jesse Dylan

EDGE IN THE NEWS

Frankfurter Allgemeined Zeitung
, Carta, FF Web Magazine, La Stampa, Corriere Della Sera, The Epoch Times (Russia), Silicon.de, EU Pundit


Edge 315 — March 19, 2010
[7,200 words]

THE THIRD CULTURE

EAT ME BEFORE I EAT YOU! A NEW FOE FOR BAD BUGS
A Talk with Kary Mullis

EDGE IN THE NEWS

3 Quarks Daily, The Straits Times (Singapore), Wired, Sabah (Turkey), Huffington Post, Shadowland Journal, Il Giornale, BoingBoing, Why Evolution Is True, Chosun.com, Il Recensore.com, Il Corriere Della Sera, Reason, Giornale di Sicilia, Assicurazione.it, Computing.co.uk, Carta


Edge 314 — March 10, 2010
[4,780 words]

THE THIRD CULTURE

PATHWAYS TO AND FROM VIOLENT EXTREMISM: THE CASE FOR SCIENCE-BASED FIELD RESEARCH
By Scott Atran

THE REALITY CLUB

ON "TIME TO START TAKING THE INTERNET SERIOUSLY"
By David Gelernter

Nicholas Carr, Kevin Kelly


Edge 313—March 4, 2010

THE THIRD CULTURE
Time To Start Taking the Internet Seriously
By David Gelernter
Introduction: Our Algorithmic Culture
By John Brockman

[email protected]
A Photo Album

IN THE NEWS

BELIEF NET
'A New Age of Wonder.' Really?
Rod Dreher

MADISON COUNTY COURIER
From Here and Back Again: We are in Information Overload
By Jim Coufal


Edge 312—February 17, 2010

THE EDGE DINNER
"A New Age of Wonder"

IN THE NEWS

LE MONDE
Comment Internet modifie-t-il notre rapport au réel ?
Hubert Guilaud

TISCALI: NOTIZIE
Addio allo scienziato con la testa fra le nuvole, oggi preferisce fare surf: la scienza è diventata pop
di Franco Bolelli


Edge 311—February 2, 2010
[12,570 words]

Edge @ DLD — Munich
INFORMAVORE
David Gelernter, Andrian Kreye, Frank Schirrmacher, John Brockman
VIDEO

"Digital Maoism" in The New York Times

THE EDGE ANNUAL QUESTION — 2010
HOW IS THE INTERNET CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK?

Responses by Marissa Mayer, Nick Bilton, Marina Abromavic, Fabizio Gallanti, Monica Narula

GLOBAL PRESS ROUND-UP
Italy: Internazionale (Cover Story), La Stampa (full-page profile), Il Giornale (two pages), Il Venerdi di Rebbpublica Weekend Magazine (on cover), Il 24 Ore Sole (four pages), Art News — Rai.IT TV, Il Secolo XIX; Germany: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (two pages), Sueddeutsche Zeitung, Die Welt; Lisbon: Publico (Weekend Magazine Cover Story); Brazil: O Estado De Sao Paulo; Argentina: Pagina 12; US: New York Times, Atlantic Wire, On Point with Tom Ashbrook— NPR, All Tech Considered — NPR, Washington Times; UK: New Scientist, Times Online, BBC World Service

THE THIRD CULTURE
CLOUD CULTURE: THE PROMISE AND THE THREAT
By Charles Leadbeater


Edge 310—January 10, 2009
[130,000 words]

THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER
HOW IS THE INTERNET CHANGING THE WAY YOU THINK?

IN THE NEWS
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (Frankfurt), Publico (Lisbon), Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Munich), On Point (NPR), Newsweek, Arts and Letters Daily, Huffington Post


BEYOND EDGE
"With sacred values, this cost-benefit calculus is turned on its head, explains anthropologist Scott Atran of the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris, who has studied Islamic terrorist groups. — Sharon Begley, Newsweek [...]
Dr. Anton Zeilinger, an Austrian physicist, is becoming a rock star of science for his work in quantum teleportation, which I know very little about but which I think I may have achieved backstage one night in Berlin in the early 1990s. — OpEd "Ten for the Next Ten" By Bono New York Times [...]
...reading is a relatively recent invention, dating to some 5,000 to 10,000 years ago. Our brains didn't evolve to read. Stanislas Dehaene, a distinguished French cognitive scientist, has helped unravel that mystery. His gifts, on display in "Reading in the Brain," include an aptitude for complex experiments and an appetite for detail — Alison Gopnik, "Mind Reading", New York Times Book Review [...]
Steven Strogatz: A Growing Affinity — David Kung American Scientist [...]
It's Always the End of the World as We Know It . From today's perspective, the Y2K fiasco seemed to be less about technology than about a morbid fascination with end-of-the-world scenarios. Denis Dutton, OpEd, New York Times [...]
Times to Remember, Places to Forget Daniel Gilbert, OpEd, New York Times [...]
Discovering the Mathematical Laws of Nature: He is good-natured, funny and thought to be among the smartest men in physics: Frank A. Wilczek, 58, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was one of three winners of the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics. Interview by Claudia Dreifus, The New York Times [...]
Keep a Civil Cybertongue by Jimmy Wales and Andrea Weckerle Wall Street Journal [...]
Fortunately there are a few Web sites that provide daily links to the best that is thought and said. Arts and Letters Daily [ED. NOTE: Editor, Denis Dutton] is the center of high-toned linkage on the Web. — David Brooks, OpEd Column, The New York Times [...]
Judith Shulevitz on Nicholas Wade's The God Gene: Like Robert Wright in The Evolution of God, Wade wants to defend religion from so-called "new atheists" like Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett and Christopher Hitchens, who see it as a malignant illusion. New York Times Book Review [...]
Fine Line Between Humans and Other Beasts. One of the show's advisers, the neuroscientist Michael Gazzaniga, who was originally going to write a companion book for the PBS series ... — Elizabeth Jensen, New York Times [...]
Breakthrough of the Year: an international and multidisciplinary team co-led by Tim White of the University of California, Berkeley, unveiled the oldest known skeleton of a potential human ancestor as well as information about its living environment. Found in the Middle Awash in the Afar region in Ethiopia, the 4.4-million-year-old skeleton became known as Ardipithecus ramidus, or Ardi for short. — Elizabeth Pain, Science [...]
2010 preview New Scientist: Arise, Neanderthal brother —Ewen Calloway [...] Genome sequencing for all — Peter Aldhous [...] 'Synthia' Waiting for Synthia - that has been the script for enthusiasts of synthetic life for the past two years, ever since genomics pioneer Craig Venter promised to unveil a living bacterial cell carrying a genome made from scratch in the lab ... George Church of Harvard University has already announced that his team has made a self-assembling ribosome - the cellular factory responsible for making proteins.— Peter Aldhous [...]
"The Darwin Show": The International Darwin Day Foundation, acting as publicist and clearing house for hundreds of the year's global events, is administered by the American Humanist Association, a secularist pressure group which defends the civil liberties of the endangered species of the American godless, and hands out annual awards to its chosen ‘Humanist of the Year' (past winners include Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, E.O. Wilson and Steven Pinker). — Steven Shapin, London Review of Books [...]
Sex and shopping – it's a guy thing — Geoffrey Miller, New Scientist [...]
Richard Wrangham: Cooking is what made us human — Jeremy Webb, New Scientist [...]
Lawrence Krauss: A Dark Matter Breakthrough? New evidence of the invisible matter that could make up 90% of the universe. — Wall Street Journal [...]
Brain Power: Studying Young Minds, and How to Teach Them — "This is what we believe focused math education does: It sharpens the firing of these quantity neurons," said Stanislas Dehaene, a cognitive neuroscientist at the Collège de France in Paris and author of the books "The Number Sense" and "Reading and the Brain." Benedict Carey, New York Times [...]
Stewart Brand's Strange Trip: Whole Earth to Nuclear Power —  Yale Environment 360 [...]
To Deal With Obsession, Some Defriend Facebook — In her coming book, "Alone Together" (Basic Books, 2010), Sherry Turkle, a psychologist who is director of the Initiative on Technology and Self at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discusses teenagers who take breaks from Facebook. Katie Hafner, New York Times [...]
AC Grayling: Secrets of the Universe: How We Discovered the Cosmos B&N Review [...]
Hitchens vs. Wright: One Man's Meat bloggingheads.tv [...]
Heaven and Nature ... Indeed, it [pantheism] represents a form of religion that even atheists can support. Richard Dawkins has called pantheism 'a sexed-up atheism.' (He means that as a compliment.) Sam Harris concluded his polemic 'The End of Faith' by rhapsodizing about the mystical experiences available from immersion in 'the roiling mystery of the world.' Citing Albert Einstein's expression of religious awe at the "beauty and sublimity" of the universe, Dawkins allows, 'In this sense I too am religious'. — Ross Douthat, New York Times column [...]
NPR has been reading Edge — "Welcome to 13.7, an opinion blog set at the inersection of science and culture. [...]
Marcelo Gleiser: Science For A New Millennium. 13.7 billion years: the age of the universe. The time it took from the big bang to this blog.— NPR 13.7 [...]
Stuart Kauffman: Entering A New Time For Our Co-Evolving Civilizations — NPR 13.7 [...]
Seth Lloyd: Warp-Speed Algebra: New Algorithm Does Algebra in a Snap — Davide Castelvecchi Scientific American [...]
Michael Shermer: Kool-Aid Psychology: Realism versus Optimism [...]
Hans Ulrich Obrist: The Man Who Made Curating an Art — Earlier this fall, Mr. Obrist was named the most powerful person in the art world by the British magazine ArtReview— Leon Neyfakh, The New York Observer [...]
Wu Shanzhuan and Hans Ulrich Obrist — Evan Osnos, Letter From China, The New Yorker [...]
Richard Dawkins Accidents of life: Darwinian theory was the best idea of all time, but why did it take so long to evolve? And what if we had 16 fingers? New Statesman [...]


 

 

 

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