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2008

Edge 269—December 11, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
JOHN MARKOFF TO JOIN SCIENCE
New York Times Announcement
CAN SCIENCE HELP SOLVE THE ECONOMIC CRISIS?
By Mike Brown, Stuart Kauffman, Zoe-Vonna Palmrose and Lee Smolin
THE REALITY CLUB
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Douglas Rushkoff, Larry Sanger, Mike Brown, George Dyson, Emanuel Derman, Michael Shermer, Paul Romer, Tor Nørretranders
IN THE NEWS

The New York Times: SStoking Fear Everywhere You Look
By David Carr
Financial Times: Bystanders to this financial crime were many
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Pablo Triana
Charlie Rose: A conversation with Nassim Nicholas Taleb about his book The Black Swan
(13,000 words)

Edge 268—December 5, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
SOCIAL NETWORKS AND HAPPINESS
By Nicholas A. Christakis & James H. Fowler
CHANGING LIFESTYLE CHANGES GENE EXPRESSION
A Talk with Dean Ornish
IN THE NEWS

The New York Times: Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says
By Pam Belluck
Washington Post: Happiness Can Spread Among People Like A Contagion, Study Indicates
By Rob Stein
Los Angeles Times: Happiness Is Contagious, Research Finds
By Karen Kaplan
The New York Times: Not Every Vote Counts
By Charles Seife
The New York Times: Why Twitter Turned Down Facebook
By Clair Cane Miller
Nature: Getting Its From Bits
By Frank Wilczek
The New York Times:You're Leaving a Digital Trail. What About Privacy?
By John Markoff
The New York Times: Only the Rich Can Afford It. Should Taxpayers Take It Back?
By Randall Stross
Ofcom International: Managing Competitive Communications in a Digital Age
Nature: Darwin 200: The Needs of the Many
By Marek Kohn
Nature: Darwin 200: Beyond the Origin
New Scientist: Will the next Einstein come from Africa?
Ivan Semeniuk interviews Neil Turok
New Scientist: The free lunch that made our universe
By Lawrence Krauss
The New York Times: Even if You Can't Buy It, Happiness Is Big Business
By Patricia Leigh Brown
(9,800 words)

Edge 267—November 25, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE THIRD CULTURE IN SPAIN
PRESENTACIÓN TERCERA CULTURA
Slide Show
PRESENTACIÓN PLATAFORMA CULTURA 3.0
Tercera cultura en Madrid
YOU TUBE
Cultura 3.0 en Madrid
EL MUNDO por dentro
Hoy Sí Que Está El Periódico En El Filo (Edge) De La Noticia
Arcadi Espada
EL MUNDO
Nace La Plataforma Tercera Cultura
(Birth of the Third Culture)
Rosa M. Tristán
EL MUNDO por dentro
La Tercera Cultura En España
Arcadi Espada
LA REVOLUCION NATURALISTA
Presentacion De Cultura 3.0
SYNC, AND SWIM TOGETHER
By Daniel Kahneman and Andrew M. Rosenfield
IN THE NEWS

The New York Times: Books of the Times: Polly Wanna Cracker? Squawk! Do Better, That's So Bush League
By Michiko Kakutani
The New York Times Magazine: Becoming Screen Literate
By Kevin Kelly
Intelligent Life: The Rise of the Journo-Gurus
Salon: Good Enough
By Steve Paulson
The New York Times: Regenerating a Mammoth for $10 Million
(4,500 words)

Edge 266—November 20, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE IMPRINTED BRAIN THEORY
By Christopher Badcock
THE REALITY CLUB
Arnold Trehub on THE PROBLEM WITH CONSCIOUSNESS by Alva Noë
IN THE NEWS

Arts & Letters Daily: Essays and Opinion
The New York Times: Science Times: In a Novel Theory of Mental Disorders, Parents' Genes Are in Competition
By Benedict Carey
Nature: Essay: Battle of the sexes may set the brain
By Christopher Badcock & Bernard Crespi
Scientific American:Enceladus: Secrets of Saturn's Strangest Moon
By Carolyn Porco
(5,000 words)

Edge 265—November 14, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
OF GENITAL THIEVES
The exploration of economic irrationality
Andrian Kreye
THE PROBLEM OF CONSCIOUSNESS
A Talk with Alva Noë
HOW KEVIN BACON CURED CANCER
Steven Strogatz & Albert-László Barabási
IN THE NEWS
Süddeutsche Zeitung: Unter Geschlechtsräubern: Die Erforschung der wirtschaftlichen Unvernunft
By Andrian Kreye
El Pais: Internet cambia la forma de leer... ¿y de pensar?
By Abel Grau
Scientific American: Oppenheimer the Opera: A review of Doctor Atomic
By Michael Shermer
The Times: Ben Macintyre on a people with no history, no fiction and no sense of left or right
The Guardian: The Power of Speech
By Patrick Barkham
Wall Street Journal: A New Dawn
By Bjørn Lomborg, Ian McEwan
Harvard Magazine: What Makes the Human Mind?
By Ashley Pettus
Los Angeles Times: McCain's science earmark error
By Lawrence M. Krauss
Slate: Does Religion Make You Nice?
By Paul Bloom
(9,500 words)

Edge 264—November 7, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE DOUBLE HELIX MEDAL FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
James D. Watson & J. Craig Venter
SWATTING ATTACKS ON FRUIT FLIES AND SCIENCE
By Jerry Coyne
REAL LIFE IS NOT A CASINO
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
PUTTING PSYCHOLOGY INTO BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
A Talk By Richard Thaler, Daniel Kahneman, Sendhil Mullainathan
Sean Parker, Anne Treisman, Paul Romer, Danny Hillis, Jeff Bezos, Salar Kamangar, George Dyson, France LeClerc
Class 6: A Short Course In Behavioral Economics
IN THE NEWS
Financial Times: Obama’s technology czar: the betting begins
By Richard Waters
New York Review of Books: Science: The Coming Century
By Martin Rees
The New York Times:
A Conversatrion with Stuart L. Pimm
By Claudia Dreyfus
Science
: The Gonzo Scientist: Flunking SporeDawkins
By Martin Beckford and Urmee Kahn
By John Bohannon
The Boston Globe: U Tube
By Jeffrey MacIntyre
Publishers Weekly: What Have You Changed Your Mind About?
Huffington Post: Man Versus Machine
By Thomas B. Edsall
Wall Street Journal: October Pain Was 'Black Swan' Gain
By Scott Patterson
Prospect: The emerging moral psychology
By Dan Jones
The Record (Waterloo): This is the column that changed the world
By Bill Bean
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: The Turkey Was Amazed
By Frank Schirrmacher
The New York Times: Your Comments On The Economy Column
By Nicholas Kristof
Atlantic Online: Too Soon To Tell
By Ross Douthat
Technology Review: Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth
By Simon L. Garfinkel
Technology Review: Moving Freely Between Virtual Worlds
By Erica Naone
Technology Review: Immortalizing a Piece of Yourself
By Emily Singer
Technology Review: Linda Avey and Anne Wojcicki: The founders of startup 23andMe want to know your genome
By Emily Singer
(16,450 words)


Edge 263—October 30, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE IRONY OF POVERTY
A Talk By Sendhil Mullainathan
Daniel Kahneman, Paul Romer, Richard Thaler, Danny Hillis, Jeff Bezos, Sean Parker, Anne Treisman, France LeClerc, Salar Kamangar, George Dyson
Class 5: A Short Course In Behavioral Economics
[Edge Video]
IN THE NEWS
The New York Times: Op-Ed Column: The Behavioral Revolution
By David Brooks
This Is Money: Nassim Taleb and the Secret of the Black Swan
By Bill Condie, Evening Standard
The Telegraph:
Dean Kamen: Part Man, Part Machine
The Guardian:
'People Say I'm Strident"
By Decca Aitkenhead
The Telegraph
: Harry Potter Fails to Cast Spell over Professor Richard Dawkins
By Martin Beckford and Urmee Kahn
TIME: Q&A: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
By Tim Morrison
The Vancouver Sun: Motivated By Fear
By Peter McKnight
Nature: Editorial: A Look Within
Nature: Essay: Being Human: Religion: Bound to Believe?
By Pascal Boyer
(16,460 words)


Edge 262—October 22, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
TWO BIG THINGS HAPPENING IN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY
A Talk By Daniel Kahneman
Danny Hillis, Richard Thaler, Nathan Myhrvold, Elon Musk,
France LeClerc, Salar Kamangar, Anne Treisman,
Sendhil Mullainathan, Jeff Bezos, Sean Parker
Class 4: A Short Course In Behavioral Economics
[Edge Video]
THE REALITY CLUB
W. Daniel Hillis, Daniel Kahneman, Nathan Myhrvold, Richard Thaler on "Two Big Things Happening in Psychology Today"
IN THE NEWS
The Guardian: Comment Is Free: All Aboard the Atheist Bus Campaign
By Ariane Sherine
The New York Times: The DNA AGE — Taking a Peek at the Experts' Genetic SecretsStruggle for the Islands
By Freeman Dyson
By Amy Harmon
The Atlantic: Why Washington's crusade against swearing on the airwaves is f*cked upTea and Empathy with Daniel Goleman
By Lawrence M. Fisher
By Steven Pinker
The New York Times: The Downturn's Upside
By Nicholas D. Kristof
Nature: The Cranial Endoskeleton of Tiktaalik Roseae
By Jason P. Downs, Edward B. Daeschler, Farish A. Jenkins & Neil H. Shubin
The New York Times: Fish Fossil Yields Anatomical Clues on How Animals of the Sea Made It to Land
By John Noble Wilford
Bloggingheads.Tv: John Horgan & David Berreby
(16,000 words)


Edge 261—October 16, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
WHATS NEXT?
By Frank Schirrmacher
FRANKFURTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG
Bookfair Edition 1
THE STARS ARE INDESPENSIBLE
Why John Brockman, the great New York agent, doesn't read novels
By Thomas David
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
CLASS THREE
SENDHIL MULLANATHAN
Nathan Myhrvold, Richard Thaler, Daniel Kahneman, France LeClerc, Danny Hillis, Paul Romer, George Dyson, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Sean Parker
[Text & Video]
IN THE NEWS
Atlantic: First Person Plural
By Paul Bloom
Wall Street Journal: The 1% Panic
By L. Gordon Crovitz
The New York Times: The Rise of the Machines
By Ricard Dooling
Bloomberg: Taleb's 'Black Swan' Investors Post Gains as Markets Take Dive
By Stephanie Baker
(15,700 words)


Edge 260—October 9, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
CLASS TWO: RICHARD THALER & SENDHIL MULLAINATHAN
Jeff Bezos, Nathan Myhrvold, Salar Kamangar, Daniel Kahneman, Danny Hillis, Paul Romer, Elon Musk, Sean Parker
[Text & Video]
IN THE NEWS
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: Feuilleton: Assume the Fetal Position!
By Frank Schirrmacher
New York Review of Books: Struggle for the Islands
By Freeman Dyson
Strategy & Business: Tea and Empathy with Daniel Goleman
By Lawrence M. Fisher
Financial Times: The Short View: Political Risk
By John Authers, Investment Editor
New Scientist: Anyons: The Real Breakthrough Quantum Computing Needs?
By Don Monroe
(14,500 words)


Edge 259—October 1, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
Edge Master Class 2008
Richard Thaler, Sendhil Mullainathan, Daniel Kahneman
Sonoma, CA, July 25-27, 2008
AN EDGE SPECIAL PROJECT
CLASS ONE: RICHARD THALER
[Text & Video]
NOTABLE QUOTE
Nassim Taleb
IN THE NEWS
The New Scientist: Editorial: When the Numbers Don't Add Up
Boston Globe: What About Austerity?
By Juan Enriquez and Jorge Dominguez
The New York Times: Private Company Launches Its Rocket Into Orbit
By John Schwartz
You Tube: Elon Musk's Spacex Successfully Launches Falcon 1
Boston Globe: Hidden Histories
By Jonathan Gottschall
Bloggingheads TV: John Horgan & George Johnson
The Observer: The New Sage of Wall Street: Profile: Nassim Nicholas Taleb
By Edward Helmore
The Colbert Report: Nicholas Carr
(17,100 words)


Edge 258—September 25, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ECONOMIC DIS-EQUILIBRIUM
By George Dyson
THE REALITY CLUB
Jaron Lanier, George Dyson on THE FOURTH QUADRANT by Nassim Taleb
IN THE NEWS
Bloggingheads TV: Sean Carroll & Jennifer Ouellette
Economic Times: "Enlightened Pursuit of Pleasure"
By Vithal C Nadkarni
Newsweek: "When Atheists Attack"
By Sam Harris
Gawker: "What We Need More Of Is Science"
Seeking Alpha: "Managing Risk: A Probability Model"
Deseret News (Salt Lake City): "Gps Units, Internet Helping Little Dogies Get Along"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: "Hardwired Conservatives"
Compiled by Greg Victor
The New York Times: "Technology Doesn't Dumb Us Down. It Frees Our Minds."
By Damon Darlin
The Economist: "User-Generated Science"
The Guardian: "Turkish Court Bans Richard Dawkins Website"
Newsweek: "Is Morality Natural?"
By Marc D. Hauser
Florida Trend: Darwin, Einstein, and Five Challenges for Florida
By Juan Enriquez
(5,100 words)


Edge 257—September 15, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE FOURTH QUADRANT: A MAP OF THE LIMITS OF STATISTICS
By Nassim Nicholas Taleb
An Edge Original Essay
IN THE NEWS
Der Spiegel: "Was halten Sie für wahr, ohne es beweisen zu können?"
By John Brockman
The New York Times: "No Laughing Matter"
By Judith Warner
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung: "Amazons Lesegerät Kindle
Das Buch, das aus dem Äther kam"
Von Hubert Spiegel
National Review Online: "The Corner"
By John Derbeyshire
The Guardian: "Tuesday memo: The road to the bridge to nowhere that wasn't there"
By Oliver Burkeman
The Malta Independent: "J’accuse: The meaning of life"
By Jacques René Zammit
Las Vegas Sun: "It's not the issues that likely make up many minds"
By J. Patrick Coolican
(7,950 words)


Edge 256—September 9, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
WHAT MAKES PEOPLE VOTE REPUBLICAN?
By Jonathan Haidt
A SLICE OF SCIFOO
By Frank Wilczek
THE REALITY CLUB
Daniel Everett, Howard Gardner, Michael Shermer, Scott Atran, James Fowler, Alison Gopnik, Sam Harris, James O'Donnell, Roger Schank on WHAT MAKES PEOPLE VOTE REPUBLICAN? by Jonathan Haidt
Lee Smolin, Betsy Devine, George Dyson on A SLICE OF SCIFOO by Frank Wilczek
James O'Donnell, Chris Anderson, David Brin on GIN, TELEVISION, AND COGNITIVE SURPLUS by Clay Shirky
(23,100 words)


Edge 255—August 21, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
GIN, TELEVISION, AND COGNITIVE SURPLUS
A Talk By Clay Shirky
EDGE IN THE NEWS
San Francisco Chronicle: "Campaign observers: Time is ripe for Obama to step up his game"
By Carla Marinucci
ABC News: "Party Time: From Dreams And Delusions To Wars And Wiretapping"
By John Allen Paulos
Science & Spirit: "Daniel Dennett's Darwinian Mind: An Interview with a 'Dangerous' Man"
By Chris Floyd
The New York Times: "Together Again In Different Time Zones"
By John Parales
The Guardian: "The Religion of Politics"
By Andrew Brown
Wall Street Journal: "Secondary Sources: Credit Crisis, Authoritarian Fed, Nudges"
Financial Times: "The Dramatic Effect Of A Firm Nudge"
By Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler
(6,340 words)


Edge 254—August 12, 2008

THE REALITY CLUB
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
Daniel Kahneman & Nathan Myhrvold
HYPERPOLITICS (AMERICAN STYLE)
David Brin
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New York Times: "Optimism In Evolution"
By Olivia Judson
Prospect: "Out of Mind"
By Paul Broks
The New York Times: "Harmony and the Dream"
By David Brooks
The New York Times: "All of Us, Arbiters of News"
By David Carr
The New York Times: "Is Google A Media Company?"
By Michael Helft
The Chronicle Review: "Who Framed George Lakoff"
By Evan Goldstein
Newsweek: "Not Quite Hal 9000, But It Vacuums"
By Katie Baker
Bloggingheads TV: "Science Saturday: Problems in Quantum Mechanics"
Sean Carroll, Dave Albert
(8,600 words)


Edge 253—August 5, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
A SHORT COURSE IN BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS
Edge Master Class 08
Richard Thaler, Sendhil Mullainathan, Daniel Kahneman
Sonoma—July 25-27, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO SCIENCE DINNER
Kokkari
July 28, 2008
(9,340 words)


Edge 252—July 29, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
HYPERPOLITICS (AMERICAN STYLE)
A Talk By Mark Pesce
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Chronicle Review: "The Science of Satire: Cognition studies clash with 'New Yorker' rationale"
By Mahzarin R. Banaji
(4,335 words)


Edge 251—July 21, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE

PANORAMAS AND PHOTO TECHNOLOGY FROM ICELAND AND GREENLAND
By Nathan Myhrvold
THE REALITY CLUB
BRITANNICA FORUM
This Is Your Brain On The Internet
Clay Shirky, Nicholas Carr, Larry Sanger, Matthew Battles, Clay Shirky
W. Daniel Hillis on Nicholas Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New York Times: "Costly Toys, Or A New Era For Drivers"
By Joe Nocera
The New York Times: "Let's Get Rid of Darwinism"
By Olivia Judson
NPR: ON THE MEDIA: "Search and Destroy"
The Telegraph: "Amazon Tribe Has No Words for Different Numbers"
By Roger Highfield
AXESS: "The Return of Religion"
By Roger Scruton
(7,170 words)


Edge 250—July 15, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ENGINEERS' DREAMS
By George Dyson
THE NEXT RENAISSANCE
A Talk by Douglas Rushkoff
THE REALITY CLUB

W. Daniel Hillis, Kevin Kelly, Larry Sanger, George Dyson, Jaron Lanier, Douglas Rushkoff on Nicholas Carr's "Is Google Making Us Stupid"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Guardian: "From Obama to Cameron, why do so many politicians want a piece of Richard Thaler?"
By Aditya Chakrabortty
The New Yorker
: "Surfing the Universe"
By Benjamin Wallace-Wells
The Times
: "Why Barack Obama and David Cameron are keen to 'nudge you'"
By Carol Lewis
The Business Times (Singapore)
: "Psychology's Ambassador to Economics"
Daniel Kahneman talks to Vikram Khanna
The Washington Post
: "Jason Calacanis' First New Email Post"
By Nik Cubrilovic
New Scientist
: "A Way With Words"
By Jo Marchant
Highfield Named Editor of
New Scientist
(9,670 words)


Edge 249—July 7, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
SUMMER READING
Recent and Forthcoming Titles from Edge Contributors
THE REALITY CLUB
Sean Carroll, Jaron Lanier, Joseph Traub, John Horgan, Bruce Sterling, Douglas Rushkoff, Oliver Morton, Daniel Everett, Gloria Origgi, Lee Smolin, Joel Garreau respond to Chris Anderson's "The End of Theory"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Scientific American: "The Mirror Neuron Revolution: Explaining What Makes Humans Social"
Jonah Lehrer
Atlantic Monthly
: "Is Google Making Us Stupid?"
Nicholas Carr
Bloggingheads TV
: "Science Saturday: Summer Doldrums Edition"
John Horgan George Johnson
Los Angeles Times
: "Mysteries of time, and the multiverse"
John Johnson Jr.
SEED
: "The Seed Salon: Tom Wolfe + Michael Gazzaniga"
Harvard Business Review
: "Should You Invest in the Long Tail?"
By Anita Elberse
Wall Street Journal
: "Study Refutes Niche Theory Spawned by Web"
By Lee Gomes
Newsweek
: "A Bug to Save the Planet"
By Fareed Zakaria
(10,600 words)


Edge 248—June 30, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE END OF THEORY
Will the Data Deluge Makes the Scientific Method Obsolete?
By Chris Anderson
THE REALITY CLUB

George Dyson, Kevin Kelly, Stewart Brand, W. Daniel Hillis
respond to "The End of Theory"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Der Tagesspiegel: "A New Humanism" ("Ein Neuer Humanismus")
By Kai Kupferschmidt
The New Republic
: "Hedonic Man"
By Alan Wolfe
Wall Street Journal
: "How The Rich Spend their Time: Stressed"
By Robert Frank
The New Yorker
: "The Itch"
By Atul Gawande
The New Yorker
: "What Was I Thinking"
By Elizabeth Kolbert
Wall Street Journal
: "Free To Choose, But Often Wrong"
By David A. Shawitz
Washington Post
: "How Rich People Spend Their Time"
(11,000 words)


Edge 247—May 7, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
PUT A LITTLE SCIENCE IN YOUR LIFE
By Brian Greene
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New Yorker: "Hello, Hal"
John Seabrook
The Guardian: "Steven Pinker: The evolutionary man"
SEED: "The Reality Tests"
By Joshua Roebke
Sunday Telegraph: "I seldom say this these days, but Gordon Brown is right"
By Matthew d'Ancona
Art Forum: "Signal distortion; Caroline A. Jones on David Joselit's Feedback: Television Against Democracy "
IEEE Spectrum: "The Singularity: A Special Report"
Nature: Editorial: "Open to interpretation"
New Statesman: "Take the talking cure"
By Gloria Origgi
(3,925 words)


Edge 246—June 10, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE (CHINESE) EMPEROR'S OLD CLOTHES
What Is Your Dangerous Idea
INTRODUCTION BY STEPHEN PINKER
AFTERWORD BY RICHARD DAWKINS


Edge 245—June 5, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
EXPERIMENT MARATHON REYKJAVÍK
Reykjavík Art Museum
Curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist
In Collaboration With Artist Ólafur Elíasson
BRIAN ENO
Leads Impromptu A Capella Group
——
Wall Street Journal: "In Iceland, Building Bridges for Art"
By Cathryn Drake
The Boston Globe: "Creators of Cool"
By Tom Haines
Art Forum: "Amazing Race — Reykjavik"
Cathryn Drake
Artnet: "Fire And Ice"
By Ben Davis
Art Review: "Reykjavik Arts Festival Diary, Days 1–4"
By James Westcot
Art Facts.Net: "Art Facts.Net Interviews Hans Ulrich Obrist"
Marek Claassen
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Frankfurter Rundschau: "Die Mondflüge der Philosophie"
Von Christian Schluter
New York Times
: "The Future Is Now? Pretty Soon, at Least"
By John Tierney
The New York Times: "
Dark, Perhaps Forever"
By Dennis Overbye
The New York Times: "
An Overflowing Five-Day Banquet of Science and Its Meanings
By Dennis Overbye
The New York Times: "
Put a Little Science in Your Life"
By Brian Greene
The Sunday Times
: "Nassim Nicholas Taleb: the prophet of boom and doom"
By Brian Appleyard
Nature
: "Why we should love logarithms"
By Philip Ball
New York Review of Books
: "The Question of Global Warming"
By Freeman Dyson
The New Republic
: "The Stupidity of Dignity"
By Steven Pinker
The New York Times: "
The Alpha Geeks"
By David Brooks
The New York Times: "
Study Finds Big Social Factor in Quitting Smoking"
By Gina Kolata
The Boston Globe
: "The secret to happiness? Who knows?"
By Alex Beam
Wired
: "15th Anniversary: The Brian Eno Evolution"
By Steven Leckart
(8,000 words)


Edge 244—May 7, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
RULES OF THE GAME
A Talk With Hans Ulrich Obrist
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New Yorker: "In the Air: Who Says Big Ideas Are Rare?"
By Malcolm Gladwell
(5,340 words)


Edge 243—April 22, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
VENGEANCE IS OURS
Jared Diamond in The New Yorker
BREAKING THE GALILEAN SPELL
By Stuart A. Kauffman
THE REALITY CLUB
Kevin Kelly on "Eliza's World"
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Campaign: Web Secrets
(6,560 words)


Edge 242—April 10, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ARE HUMAN BRAINS UNIQUE?
By Michael Gazzaniga
ELIZA'S WORLD
By Nicholas Carr
THE REALITY CLUB
Jaron Lanier on "Eliza's World"
(7,080 words)


Edge 241—April 1, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
LA NACION
Buenes Aires
Los científicos son naturalmente optimistas
MODELING THE FUTURE
A Talk With Stephen Schneider
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Guardian: The atheist delusion
(9,678 words)


Edge 240—March 13, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ANTS HAVE ALGORITHMS
A Talk With Iain Couzin
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Boston Globe: Rushkoff's Algorithm
By Joshua Glenn
Boing Boing: Nicholas Christakis, Doug Rushkoff, Alan Alda and The Edge Dinner
By David Pescovitz
(5,680 words)


Edge 239—March 4, 2008

THE EDGE DINNER — 2008
THE REALITY CLUB
Douglas Rushkoff, Alan Alda on Nicholas Christakis' "Social Networks Are Like the Eye"
(3,100 words)


Edge 238—February 25, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
SOCIAL NETWORKS ARE LIKE THE EYE
A Talk With Nicholas A. Christakis
(7,500 words)


Edge 237—February 19, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
ENGINEERING BIOLOGY
A Talk With Drew Endy
EDGE IN THE NEWS
The Sun Herald (Sydney, Australia): What Are You Optimistic About?
By Frank Brunetti
Web Diary (Australia): What are you optimistic about?
By Craig Rowley
(7,000 words)


Edge 236—February 12, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
THE IMPICIT ASSOCIATION TEST
A Conversation with Mahzarin Banaji and Anthony Greenwald
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES IAT
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Condé Nast Portfolio: Daily Brew: Valuable Reasons to Check Your Kid's Closet
By Kevin Maney
(4,900 words)


Edge 235—February 6, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
LIFE: A GENE-CENTRIC VIEW
Craig Venter & Richard Dawkins
A Conversation in Munich
(Moderator: John Brockman)
Complete One-Hour Video & Transcript
BETTER THAN FREE
By Kevin Kelly
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Publico: Edição Lisboa: Cover Story, Sunday Magazine: When the world's great scientific thinkers change their minds
By Ana Gerschenfeld
Wall Street Journal: A Sense of the Future
By Paul Boutin
The New York Review of Books: The Triumph of Stephen Jay Gould
By Richard C. Lewontin
Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia): Boffins wax poetic about their passions; Mainstream media, readers seem scared despite fine writing, fascinating facts
By Barbara Julien
(15,9000 words)


Edge 234—January 24, 2008

THE THIRD CULTURE
VENTER INSTITUTE SCIENTISTS CREATE FIRST SYNTHETIC BACTERIAL GENOME
LIVE IN NYC
WHAT ARE YOU OPTIMISTIC ABOUT
Borders Bookstore — Columbus Circle
January 29, 2008 7:00 PM
EDGE @ DLD
(Digital Life Design)

"LIFE: A GENE-CENTRIC VIEW"
A Conversation with Craig Venter & Richard Dawkins
(Moderator: John Brockman)
SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
The Future of Selection
(Die Zukunft der Selektion)
By Florian Kessler
DER SPIEGEL
Craig Venter wants to email life
(Craig Venter will Lebewesen e-mailen)
By Christian Stöcker
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Times Literary Supplement: In Brief: What Are You Optimistic About?
By James Joseph
(3,200 words)


Edge 233—January 14, 2008

EDGE publishes "Life: What a Concept!"
transcript as downloadable pdf book
EDGE @ DLD (Digital, Life, Design)
10:00am, January 21, Munich
"LIFE: A GENE-CENTRIC VIEW"
Craig Venter & Richard Dawkins
(Moderator: John Brockman)
THE THIRD CULTURE
WHAT'S YOUR CONSUMPTION FACTOR?
By Jared Diamond
The Edge Annual Question — 2008
THE WORLD QUESION CENTER
WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY?
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EDGE IN THE NEWS
The New Republic: The TNR Q&A
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By Mary Bergin
The Age
(Melbourne, Australia): Questions
By Lorien Kaye
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Edge 232—January 4, 2008

THE WORLD QUESION CENTER
The Edge Annual Question — 2008
WHAT HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND ABOUT? WHY?
EDGE IN THE NEWS
Rocky Mountain News: Science Snubbed
By Vincent Carroll, Editor, Editorial Pages
The Mail On Sunday: What Are You Optimistic About?
Review by Harry Ritchie
The New York Times: Op-Ed Columnist: The Sidney Awards II
By David Brooks
(113,100 words)



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