Thursday, March 4, 2010

Shrinking Newsrooms Put Colleges in the Content Business

Onlookers question whether the shifting media landscape leaves higher education less accountable (Chronicle of Higher Ed)

Books in the Age of the iPad

"Print is dying. Digital is surging. Everyone is confused.... I want to look at where printed books stand in respect to digital publishing, why we historically haven't read long-form text on screens and how the iPad is wedging itself in the middle of everything. In doing so I think we can find the line in the sand to define when content should be printed or digitized."

New URMA issue on my desk

Volume 19: the 2010 issue of UNT Research (University of North Texas)

New URMA issue on my desk

Volume LXXIII, Number 1: the Winter 2010 issue of Engineering and Science (CalTech)

Friday, February 26, 2010

New URMA issue on my desk

Volume 9, No. 2: the Spring 2010 issue of Washington State magazine

New URMA issue on my desk

Vol. 23, No. 1: the February 2010 issue of HHMI Bulletin

Monday, February 15, 2010

New URMA issue on my desk

The 2010 issue of Binghamton Research (Binghamton University, SUNY)

The Patch

A personal history by the incomparable John McPhee. (New Yorker)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Headlines gone wrong

Crashblossoms: headlines gone wrong (ex.: "Jessica Hahn Pooped After Long Day Testifying")

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Scott Brown on How Movies Activate Your Neural G-Spot

Get ready for the optimized moviegoing experience, where every instant is calculated to tickle your neural G-spot — all thanks to functional magnetic resonance imaging, soon to be every director’s new best friend.

That's the dream of MindSign Neuromarketing, a fledgling San Diego firm with an ambitious, slightly Orwellian charter: to usher in the age of 'neurocinema,' the real-time monitoring of the brain's reaction to movies, using ever-improving fMRI technology.

From Wired