A recent study of the spread of lies on Twitter is an important advance, but the authors missed a potentially huge factor, and one we can’t ignore.
A video explaining the written system for the Inuktitut language, which uses an abugida instead of an alphabet.
Designing a symbol for the long term. Can your design last 10,000 years?
OK Google, can you find this for me? Don’t worry. If you’re busy, I can always ask Alexa instead.
With so much broken by the Internet, we may be moving into a mode of fixing things. Are open citations part of the solution, or more of the problem?
Accessible publishing is better for publishers, better for the bottom line, better for readers of all stripes. If we agree that egalitarian dissemination of academic content is the thing to do, including those with physical, learning, or cognitive challenges, then why does end-to-end accessible publishing continue to elude us?
A new book explores how biases and broken systems get built into technology products and platforms.
Library discovery can only succeed in reaching a high market share if it is intensely user-centered. Articulating user-centric principles for discovery has enabled the University Library to Illinois to evolve a discovery environment that meets the needs of its community of users.
2017 may have been a watershed year for the Internet and its future. What did we learn? And what factors may shape 2018?
Why is it so hard to build a good journal article submission system?
Is “signal” meaningful in the absence of “noise”? Damon Krukowski asks what important things have been lost in our transition from analog to digital media in his book, “The New Analog”.
Evolving forms of digital scholarship such a 3-D images, multimedia, and geographic data are relatively new elements in the scholar’s workflow. These formats appear in stark contrast to the legacy books and journal articles required for career advancement within the […]
The Shepard Tone is an audio illusion that hightens tension in the listener.
A primer on an imaging technique that lets us visualize the invisible forces that surround us.
A review of top journals in 18 fields show they are on a variety of platforms, suggesting cognitive burden for users which may be driving them to aggregated options with unified user experiences.