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Anthropology in Practice

Oracles Past and Present: Our Means of Managing Information

Our ability to find and share information today is potentially limitless. But how did we get here? From cave paintings to the iPad—how does human innovation bring us here? Go Ask the Oracle We live in an amazing time: We never have to wait to know. At this very moment you could be on a [...]

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Critical Opalescence

It from Bit or Bit from It? Announcing the 5th Foundational Questions Institute Essay Contest

What a great way to start the week: the Foundational Questions Institute has just announced its fifth essay contest. The topic is the physics of information. It could hardly be more timely, and not just because of the cultural Zeitgeist. Going to a physics conference these days is like landing in The Village of the [...]

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Information Culture

You have to share

At some point in elementary school, your teacher taught you about the “scientific method.” Typically, this starts with observation and hypothesis forming, continues through experimentation and ends with analysis and conclusions.* But it doesn’t really end there. One of the most important parts of scientific research is often overlooked: in order for those conclusions to [...]

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