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The Digging into Data Challenge is an international project exploring how quantitative reasoning, and in particular, the use of fast and large-scale computing might create both new questions and new ways of understanding in the humanities and social sciences. Round … Continue reading

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The statement “no one can read everything” is actually a colossal understatement.  Even when describing the literature from a narrow field of interest like arts policy and research, no simple informed search from a few selected sources will suffice.   That … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the intersection of research and planning.  How do research and planning work align?  When does too much research become “information overload?”  What makes research “actionable?”  Recent work speaking directly with community groups, funders … Continue reading

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Fred Starr is one of those rare Renaissance men who is a profound thinker on many topics, an active musician, and a man of the world.  Formerly President of Oberlin College and of the Aspen Institute, he gave one of … Continue reading

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Dance has been on my mind a lot lately as important findings about dance seem to pop out of our research efforts on a regular basis. A study of Dallas public school children commissioned by Big Thought found broad interest … Continue reading

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Do you have a “land line” for your telephone service? Or do you only have cellular service? Personally, I would never give up my “land line” (and I was upset when we were forced to “go digital” with that line … Continue reading

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