05 mai 2019

Book review: one VC’s account of student protests in South Africa

The ConversationThe #FeesMustFall protests of 2015 and 2016 have made an indelible mark on higher education in South Africa. The protests left no university untouched. And they elicited significant emotions: for, against or a mixture of the two. More...

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On Reading 'The Lost Gutenberg' and Giving Up Paper Books

By Joshua Kim. How has your relationship with books changed?
How many paper books would you estimate that you own. More...

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30 avril 2019

Packing Up the Books

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Packing Up the Books
Here's a scare headline if I've ever seen one. "U. of Texas becomes the latest institution to clear out a main library to make room for computers." Oh no, they're getting rid of books! Well, not exactly - they're just moving them to another facility. More...

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25 avril 2019

Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a world designed for men: book review

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "hepi"International Women’s Day always leaves me feeling uplifted about the steps that have been made towards gender equality and the examples of women supporting women. More...

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19 avril 2019

‘Commuter Spouses’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Author discusses her new book on couples -- in academe and other fields -- who can't find jobs in the same location. More...

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Making the Anthropocene

HomeScott McLemee reviews some of the many books coming out this spring and summer with the term in the title or clearly hinted at as the focus. More...

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04 avril 2019

La explosión de lo visual: los álbumes ilustrados triunfan en las librerías

The ConversationCualquiera que vaya a una biblioteca verá que la sección infantil está cada vez más poblada por libros en formato grande, llenos de ilustraciones y con poco texto. Entramos en una librería y desde el escaparate ya vemos la presencia de obras para niños en tapa dura y con imágenes impactantes. No hay aula de Educación Infantil que no tenga un buen puñado de estos llamados álbumes ilustrados. More...

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03 avril 2019

Why 'Homo Deus' Is the Perfect Book to Read on Spring Break

By Joshua Kim. How to feel smart while avoiding the work of getting smarter. More...

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Reading 'Heart: A History' Through an Innovation Lens

By Joshua Kim. Understanding why we are likely to die from heart disease above all other causes is just one of the benefits of reading Heart: A History.  Sandeep Jauhar, a cardiologist, writes in a way that makes the physiology of the heart - and all the ways that things can go wrong with the heart - accessible, comprehensible, and fascinating for a non-specialist audience. More...

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: A Mixed Review

By Barbara Fister. I have finally finished reading Shoshana Zuboff’s epic book, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism. It’s an impressive work that ties together a lot of trends into a very spooky picture of where we are headed when intimate data about each of us is used as the raw material for prediction and control. More...

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