A new issue of International Journal on Human-Computer Interaction is out. From the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Web Intelligence, a special issue on ubiquitous and collaborative computing. From Fibreculture Journal, a special issue on ubiquitous or pervasive computing. Infamous for failing to commercialize the technologies it invented, Xerox's R&D subsidiary PARC has a new strategy for innovation — make money. Sam Knight goes inside UCL’s Financial Computing Centre, where the brightest brains on the planet are now calculating our future. The first chapter from Nine Algorithms That Changed the Future: The Ingenious Ideas That Drive Today's Computers by John MacCormick. From Edge, George Dyson on a universe of self-replicating code (and more and more and more and more and more and more on Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe). Evgeny Morozov reviews Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. As the new iPad debuts, a look back at the greatest stories ever written about the first computers. Computers dominate how we live, work and think: There could be bizarre consequences and humans may be on the losing end of progress.


Phillip G. Henderson (CUA): Marshall vs. Jefferson Then and Now: How the Intellectual and Political Struggle Over the Constitution Resonates Today. Or Bassok (Yale): To Die for the Empty Constitution. Jack M. Balkin (Yale): Nine Perspectives on Living Originalism. From Supreme Court Review, Suzanna Sherry (Vanderbilt): Hogs Get Slaughtered at the Supreme Court. Dan Goodman on a series of "Blunders of the Supreme Court of the United States". From Boston Review, an interview with Robert Post, author of Democracy, Expertise, and Academic Freedom: A First Amendment Jurisprudence for the Modern State; and the Supreme Court may be signaling potential wrongdoers that they can infringe rights with impunity. A law professor argues that the Tea Party movement is the Constitution's bodyguard; Scott McLemee gets schooled on originalism. The GOP’s great hope for this Supreme Court season is Paul Clement, an unassuming attorney who just happens to be lead counsel on the most polarizing arguments in America. A review of The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution by Brion McClanahan. A review of Nixon's Court: His Challenge to Judicial Liberalism and Its Political Consequences by Kevin J. McMahon.


A new issue of Hippocampus Magazine is out. Linda Martin Alcoff on how, before Arizona officials continue their attack on critical race theory, they need to understand what it is. David Warsh on Ben Bernanke, Bush’s best pick — what was that all about? From Social Evolution Forum, Ian S. Lustick on Elinor Ostrom. New faces on Sgt Pepper album cover for artist Peter Blake's 80th birthday. From Forbes, Jason Trennert on investing as a social science. The end of excuses: We have become a nation in which children have become expendable — Trayvon Martin is just the most recent example. The truth, the whole truth and Mike Daisey, Apple and Foxconn. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: What does it mean? Carl Bialik on a surprising conflict that may exist between two U.S. public-policy goals: increasing adoption of the metric system, and encouraging Americans to eat more healthily. An interview with John H. Summers on The Baffler. From Illume, a look at the last handwritten newspaper in the world. A look at why Hungary's far-right party is attracting young people. Has Ann Coulter left the reservation or is it all about Demonic?


From Frontline, India's obsessive responses to maps showing its disputed boundaries with Pakistan and China expose the country to ridicule. Winston's Hiccup: Was an inebriated Churchill to blame for the jagged Saudi-Jordanian border? There does not seem to be a good information flow between Google’s geographical departments and its linguistic tool, Google Translate — or perhaps too much information is also a bad thing. It is often the case in interaction design that the best solutions simply get out of the way, allowing the user to achieve their goal and get on with their life — with Google Maps, this is certainly the desired outcome. "Like Google for old maps": A central repository of maps held by institutions across the globe recently went live at oldmapsonline.org. An exquisite book of lying "maps": Legendary designer Paula Scher beautifully distorts borders and names. From Imprint, Buzz Poole on accurate maps vs. useful maps. From The Awl, Victoria Johnson on the maps we wandered into as kids; and fun with maps: A reading list for people who love learning about the world. The world on your shoulders: Frank Jacobs on map tattoos.


Jan Steyaert (Fontys): Scholarly Communication and Social Work in the Google Era. Mark Edmundson (Virginia): Under the Sign of Satan: William Blake in the Corporate University. A review of Confronting Managerialism: How the Business Elite and Their Schools Threw Our Lives Out of Balance by Robert R. Locke and J. C. Spender. From Liberal Education, a special issue on the Completion Agenda. Making a Public Ph.D.: How, specifically, do you put together a program that will prepare graduate students for nonacademic careers? From On the Human, Raymond Tallis on a suicidal tendency in the humanities. Andy Delbanco on the role of college in the 21st century: Who gets to go to college, and why does liberal education still matter? Tweet, Loc. Cit.: MLA has a format for citing Twitter? Scott McLemee looks at the shape of scholarly conversations to come. Is college cursing America with an epidemic of hipsters? Inside Dartmouth's hazing abuses: A Dartmouth degree is a ticket to the top — but first you may have to get puked on by your drunken friends and wallow in human filth.


Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NYU-Poly) and George A. Martin (UMass): How to Prevent Other Financial Crises. From K@ta, Parvin Ghasemi and Masoud Ghafoori (PNU): Salinger and Holden: Silent Heroes of Modern Times. The collapse of logic and human culture: Razib Khan on slavery’s last stronghold. People often ask about the name Triple Canopy — here is an answer. White supremacist hacks Trayvon Martin's email account, leaks messages online. Have scientists proved cryonics can't work? This year’s Culture@Large session grappled with the pressing importance of the nonhuman for the work of anthropologists. A review of The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade by Andrew Feinstein. King of Pain: A review essay on David Foster Wallace. Not every piece of a campaign’s online territory need be a full-on website; some are microsites designed to propel a particular message — often a negative one — or perform a specific task. Dimethyltryptamine is so hot right now: Interviews with people who just smoked DMT. It’s all in your head: Tim Requarth and Meehan Crist on the problems with Jonah Lehrer’s Imagine. Whatever happened to pro wrestling? Oliver Lee Bateman remembers what pro wrestling used to be, as he traces its downfall.


The latest issue of Army History and the latest issue of Navy History are out. From European Journal of American Studies, a special issue on Wars and New Beginnings in American History, including Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (Lausanne): War and National Renewal: Civil Religion and Blood Sacrifice American Culture; David Ellwood (Bologna): The American Challenge in Uniform: The Arrival of America’s Armies in World War II and European Women; Jean-Paul Gabilliet (Bordeaux): Making a Homefront without a Battlefront: The Manufacturing of Domestic Enemies in the Early Cold War Culture; Kate Delaney (MIT): The Many Meanings of D-Day; and Rob Kroes (Amsterdam): The Power of Rhetoric and the Rhetoric of Power: Exploring a Tension within the Obama Presidency. Edmund Wilson’s Patriotic Gore is one of the most important and confounding books ever written about the Civil War. A review of The Clausewitz Delusion: How the American Army Screwed Up the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan (A Way Forward) by Stephen L. Melton. A look at how Iraq and Afghanistan have changed the military.


The latest issue of The Economic History Review is out. Brendan Sheehan (Leeds Met): Keynes: Revolutionary or Radical. Henry Farrell (George Washington) and John Quiggin (Queensland): Consensus, Dissensus and Economic Ideas: The Rise and Fall of Keynesianism During the Economic Crisis. More and more on Keynes Hayek by Nicholas Wapshott. Michael D. Murray (Valparaiso): The Great Recession and the Rhetorical Canons of Law and Economics. Liliana Rojas-Suarez (CGD) and Carlos Montoro (BIS): Credit at Times of Stress: Latin American Lessons from the Global Financial Crisis. From The Browser, Christina Romer on learning from the Great Depression; and in time of economic crisis, studying the past can teach us much about the world economy today. From Boston Review, an interview with David Graeber, author of Debt: The First 5,000 Years (and an interview at Bookforum and a symposium at Crooked Timber with Graeber and more at orgtheory.net). A review of Financial Turmoil in Europe and the United States by George Soros. A review of The Age of Central Banks by Curzio Giannini.


Nancy Leong (Denver): The Open Road and the Traffic Stop: Narratives and Counter-Narratives of the American Dream. It’s been a long time coming, but last night it happened: one of the greatest hackers of the 20th Century (or was it just his doppelganger?) went up against Anonymous, greatest hacktivist collective of the 21st Century. From LRB, John Lanchester on Marx at 193. From Wonkbook, an interview with Neal Katyal, acting solicitor general for the Obama administration from May 2010 through June 2011, on Obamacare; an interview with Charles Fried, Reagan’s solicitor general: “Health care is interstate commerce. Is this a regulation of it? Yes. End of story.” (and more); and an interview with Georgetown's Randy Barnett, the key legal thinker developing the case against the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate. Tom Friedman likes countries to our left — so advocates moving ours rightward. db, March 28, 2012 at 12:54 pm: “I generally find the Roissy crowd’s tactical game advice perceptive, I’d just rather get it minus the eugenics lite worldview.” After seven years, signandsight.com says good-bye.


From InterActions, Julia Glassman (UCLA): Stop Speaking For Us: Women-of-Color Bloggers, White Appropriation, and What Librarians Can Do About It. Gregory Scott Parks (Wake Forest) and Rashawn Ray (UC-Berkeley): Poetry as Evidence. Arnold Farr (Kentucky): Racialized Consciousness, Symbolic Representionalism, and the Prophetic/Critical Voice of the Black Intellectual. From The Christian Century, Jonathan Tran on the new black theology: Retrieving ancient sources to challenge racism. From Garvey to Obama: Historian Robert Hill says the activist’s impact still echoes through the decades. From Boston Review, Ryan Enos on how segregation is still a problem in the US; and a symposium on the future of black politics, with a cover story by Michael C. Dawson, and contributions by William Julius Wilson, Lani Guinier and Gerald Torres, Tommie Shelby, Jennifer L. Hochschild, and more. Black politics and the establishment: An interview with Charles E. Cobb, Jr. Dangerous times for black men: For every black man in America, the Trayvon Martin tragedy is personal.

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