Civil Rights: Turning Data into Action

A recent article in the New York Times Magazine showed how social media can play an important role in advancing the cause of civil rights. In a larger sense, this is a story about how possibilities expand when data is turned into action. Since the so-called...

The Lonely Screen

In a digitally-driven world, “texting” has replaced “talking” much as “role playing” has replaced “playing”. Much of the domain of human interaction, such as characterized by long-valued, perhaps sappy notions like “the milk of human kindness” have been offloaded (not...