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The Value of W, or, Interdisciplinary Engagements on Culture - Los Angeles Review of Books
"Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony: How Culture Made the Human Mind By Kevin Laland Published 03.07.2017 Princeton University Press 464 Pages"
book  review  culture  evolution  biology  humanism  interdisciplinary 
november 2018 by tsuomela
Yellin's idea reminds me of my own dream at one time.
community  interdisciplinary  art  science 
july 2015 by tsuomela
Blog - Team Science Toolkit
"Interdisciplinary Research and Team Science"
interdisciplinary  teams  science  research 
may 2014 by tsuomela
New book calls on higher education to defend disciplines, not weaken them | Inside Higher Ed
"Jerry A. Jacobs, a professor of sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, wants to end the interdisciplinary love fest. His new book, In Defense of Disciplines: Interdisciplinarity and Specialization in the Research University (University of Chicago Press), challenges the conventional wisdom that academe needs to get out of disciplines to solve the most important problems and to encourage creative thinking."
book  review  academic  interdisciplinary 
february 2014 by tsuomela
Toolbox Project
"Collaborative, cross-disciplinary science is an increasingly important part of responses to proliferating, complex problems. Complexity typifies certain problems facing human societies, such as poverty, infectious diseases, and the quest for sustainable use of natural resources. Improving the cross-disciplinary research (CDR) required to address such problems is a significant challenge. Meeting this challenge will alter contemporary science, dramatically changing how scientists think about science within and across disciplines and how they communicate in creating and applying new knowledge within collaborative scientific endeavors. Despite this challenge, practical approaches to enhancing collaboration have emerged slowly, lagging behind the initiation of collaborative projects and the increase in funding opportunities that encourage collaboration. "
science  communication  philosophy  interdisciplinary  collaboration  academic-lab 
march 2013 by tsuomela
Extreme Citizen Science (ExCiteS)
ExCiteS  brings together scholars from diverse fields to develop and contribute to the guiding theories and methodologies that will enable any community to start a Citizen Science project that will help them deal with issues that concern them. With an interdisciplinary research approach, it also aims to provide a set of tools that can be used by any user, regardless of their background and level of literacy, to collect, analyse and act on information by using agreed upon scientific methods.
citizen-science  academic-center  interdisciplinary  research 
june 2012 by tsuomela
AmericanScience: A Team Blog: Environmental History
"But there is also a deeper and ultimately more interesting sense in which the two fields are in dialogue with one another. My sense is that Environmental Historians have become increasingly aware that one cannot simply take the natural world as a given. Nature is now routinely interrogated as category of historical analysis. (Of course, this is not entirely new. People like William Cronon who are on the vanguard of the discipline have been doing it for a long time. But what used to be a fairly radical position seems to have become more or less mainstream.) In so doing, environmental history has found much inspiration from historians of science, scholars who have sought to embed our knowledge and experience of the natural world within narratives of social and cultural change for several decades."
sts  science  history  environmental  discipline  interdisciplinary 
april 2012 by tsuomela
On the Bubble « Easily Distracted
"The problem is that faculty at many institutions mandate that students pursue the liberal arts via distributional or general education requirements, but there are no obligations on the faculty themselves to match or embody that vision. Students are expected to make connections between subjects and courses largely on their own, and often find that the connections that they have made are complicatedly inexpressible within any given course or disciplinary major, in conversation with any given professor. "
education  academia  college  economics  bubbles  cost  generalist  interdisciplinary  liberal  humanities  history 
may 2011 by tsuomela
Everybody's a Critic |
"What interests me about all of the above blogs is that they situate architecture within a broader context. Disciplinarity is dying at a rapid clip. I suspect the lament is partly a reaction to the end of disciplinarity. We are losing our ability to talk about architecture on its own terms."
architecture  design  criticism  boundaries  discipline  interdisciplinary  weblog-recommendations 
april 2011 by tsuomela
you probably shouldn’t mention bruno latour to ezra, definitely not «
"STS works with a continental model of knowledge – thick description and, as Ezra points out, proliferation of concepts. Rather than hammer a variable home, they jump from interesting case to case. They revel in new phenomena. It’s very ecological – new empirical observations suggest new ways of combining concepts, creating a mangled web of theory. Of course, this is very anti-normal science. You end up with a cabinet of curiosities than a deep and precise knowledge of a specific issue."
sts  sociology  discipline  image  interdisciplinary  methods 
march 2011 by tsuomela
What Is Academic Work? -
"After it was all over, everyone pronounced the occasion a great success
academia  work  labor  interdisciplinary  definition  academic  problem-solving  understanding 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Text Patterns: The New Atlantis (final installment)
"I think we see here a profitable way to reorganize institutions of higher learning. Who needs “departments” (English, Philosophy, Physics, Business)? We should have categories of people: we need Mystery-men, Inoculators, and Lamps."
academic  structure  roles  interdisciplinary 
february 2011 by tsuomela
Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research
Scholars who study groups and teams are scattered across many social scientific disciplines. INGRoup (a) promotes communication about group research across fields and nations, (b) advances understanding about group dynamics through research, (c) advances theory and methods for understanding groups, and (d) promotes interdisciplinary research.
professional-association  groups  organization  cognition  distributed  interdisciplinary 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Michael Bérubé - Chávezian Airspace
So the next time someone complains about the constraints imposed by disciplines, ask yourself (or them!) whether they’re not really complaining about the constraints of departments.
discipline  academic  culture  organization  interdisciplinary 
may 2009 by tsuomela
PLoS ONE: Clickstream Data Yields High-Resolution Maps of Science
Intricate maps of science have been created from citation data to visualize the structure of scientific activity. However, most scientific publications are now accessed online. Scholarly web portals record detailed log data at a scale that exceeds the number of all existing citations combined. Such log data is recorded immediately upon publication and keeps track of the sequences of user requests (clickstreams) that are issued by a variety of users across many different domains. Given these advantages of log datasets over citation data, we investigate whether they can produce high-resolution, more current maps of science.
science  visualization  interdisciplinary  research  citation  citation-analysis 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Public Reason · The Fight for Science (and Justice)
So my central point so far is this- if philosophers really “love wisdom”, then we ought to recognize the unprecedented bounty of knowledge that science now provides us with. Rather than viewing moral and political philosophy as a dialogue that occurred among the greats of the past, we should strive to connect the new empirical insights to these debates. While we may not have intellectual giants like Aristotle, Mill or Marx living among us today, what we do have is a wealth of empirical knowledge that ought to be an integral part of moral and political philosophy.
science  philosophy  boundaries  academic  interdisciplinary  ethics  biology  experiments 
december 2008 by tsuomela

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