Training students to be attentive and discriminating in their use of sources is difficult and time-consuming. It is enormously tempting to say “just use Project Muse and JSTOR articles” and be done with it.
Tricks for catching plagiarizers online are old hat. But now teachers have ways to monitor the time it takes a student to read a text.
Twitter may scale up better as a vehicle of information than as one of conversation.
Will self-managed musicians and artists continue to be rarities, or is that path finally becoming a reality on a greater scale?
Can we create public spaces that are navigable without cell phones? Would we even want to?
Once again, ebook consumers are overlooked.
A new book reveals that these insects, even with their tiny brains, are almost as socially complex as humans.
Is it just that companies don't want to take on the obligations to the customer that come from selling a service?
What's been accomplished with ebooks ... and what remains to be done?
From the beginnings of modern fantasy, in the work of Tolkien, technology has always been the enemy of the good life. But does it have to be that way?
The "Dark Tower" series author knows how to write about turning points.
Writers and artists have always been self-conscious consumers and filterers of experience, saving it and using it for artistic purposes later on.
What's it like to be a book?
In a near-future science fiction novel, human intelligence evolves into a hivemind that makes people the violent cells of a collective being.
The quintessential man of science was also convinced that there was a code in the Bible that predicted the exact date of the Second Coming.
Adventures at an academic conference, or, rather, unconference -- a freewheeling, do-it-yourselves, and inspirational model
One community's pioneering effort to make its materials of worship more widely available and remixable.
A study session with some Orthodox rabbis results in a few surprising insights about technology -- and how to be a better thinker in general
How better to signal that content is objectionable without presuming anything about the individual you're warning?