Persuasion Architectures

Persuasion Architectures

  Zeynep Tufecki [ 461 K Views, 15 K Likes, 22.55 ] When people voice fears of artificial intelligence, very often, they invoke images of humanoid robots run amok. You know, Terminator. That might be something to consider, but that’s a distant threat. Or, we fret about digital surveillance with metaphors from the past. “1984,” George Orwell’s “1984,” it’s hitting the bestseller lists

Making Tracks

Making Tracks

James Pennebaker Symposium Interview from Faculty Innovation Center [University of Texas at Austin ] Because more people than ever are signing up for degree programs, Pennebaker has been able to fund experimental testing regimes and pay Teaching Assistants to craft really good questions. People who don’t have to come up with good questions don’t realize how difficult it is to write a good

Bias Networks

Bias Networks

David R. Williams [ 73 K Views, 3 K Likes, 17:27 ] An article in the Yale Alumni Magazine told the story of Clyde Murphy, a black man who was a member of the Class of 1970. Clyde was a success story. After Yale and a law degree from Columbia, Clyde spent the next 30 years as one of America’s top civil rights

Story Felling

Story Felling

Stacy Smith [ 89 K Views, 2 K Likes, 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

The Great Unbundling

The Great Unbundling

Rachel Botsman [ TED Banff¬† 17:08 ] Let’s talk about trust. We all know trust is fundamental, but when it comes to trusting people, something profound is happening. Please raise your hand if you have ever been a host or a guest on Airbnb. Wow. That’s a lot of you. Who owns Bitcoin? Still a lot of you. OK. And please raise your

Social Influence

Social Influence

Hank Green [ Crash Course ] #38 – If someone in a position of authority told you to like stop walking on the grass, you would stop walking on the grass. Right? And if they told you to help someone’s grandma across the street or pick up your dog’s poop or put your shoes on before you go into a store, you’d probably