Story Felling

Story Felling

Stacy Smith [ Bias Networks 15:44 ] Today, I want to tell you about a pressing social issue. Now, it’s not nuclear arms, it’s not immigration, and it’s not malaria. I’m here to talk about movies. Now, in all seriousness, movies are actually really important. In film, we can be wildly entertained, and we can also be transported through storytelling. Storytelling is so

Wilderness Retreating

Wilderness Retreating

Susan Cain [ Bias Networks ] I’m here to talk to you about three terrible, awful mistakes that I think that you’re probably making in your work lives and quite possibly in your personal relationships as well. The good news is that I’m also going to tell you how to fix these mistakes. I’m just going to jump right in and tell you

Saving Ourselves

Saving Ourselves

Sebastian Junger [ Attention Economy | 13:28 ] I worked as a war reporter for 15 years before I realized that I really had a problem. There was something really wrong with me. This was about a year before 9/11, and America wasn’t at war yet. We weren’t talking about PTSD. We were not yet talking about the effect of trauma and war

Discovery Channeling

Discovery Channeling

Mahzarin Banaji [ Bias Networks ] discusses the ways in which we are not good at knowing our own hidden prejudices and preferences. But those beliefs shape how we collaborate, run businesses, and assess colleagues. Learn about the latest research on the human “blindspot” and why businesses are using it to change their culture. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Stephen Bowler

Soberly Reflecting

Soberly Reflecting

Bryan Stevenson [ Bias Networks ] one of America’s leading human rights lawyers and clinical law professors, offered his reflections and vision on how to confront injustice and build a just society at a public lecture at Melbourne Law School on 19 February 2015. FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: Pat David

The Road Home

The Road Home

Nicholas Carr [ Attention Economy | 18:05 ] In the summer of 2008, The Atlantic published Carr’s article “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” as the cover story of its annual Ideas issue. Highly critical of the Internet’s effect on cognition, the article has been read and debated widely in both the media and the blogosphere. Carr’s main argument is that the Internet may

Reclaiming Conversation

Reclaiming Conversation

Sherry Turkle [ Attention Economy ]  A meta-analysis that looked at many surveys– many studies– over the past 20 years — found that there has been a 40% drop in all markers for empathy among college students — most of it in the last 10 years. The argument that I’m going to make today — and that I make in “Reclaiming Conversation”– that