Buried in a folio of a 15th century monk’s writing is a poem about the absolutely annoying noise of blacksmiths–not just the pounding of their hammers, but the gnaw and gnash of their voices. Adin Lears explores the noises of early English voices and writing.
The consecutive terrorist attack on two mosques in Churchchrist, New Zealand was streamed live on Facebook. Within 24 hours, an AI tool was able to delete millions of copies of the footage. Ariel Pinto is working to further develop AI tools that find and delete terrorism online.
Decisions about parenting–when to parent, whether to parent–have been in the news a lot lately.
Climate change, pollution, and development projects are threatening surf breaks all over the world. H. Gelfand (James Madison University) says many surfers have taken up the mantle of environmental activism, becoming outspoken protectors of our oceans.
Whether you’re on foot crossing the street, or behind the wheel — there are a lot of new technologies to be distracted by. Bryan Porter says that we do not recover from looking at our phones as quickly as we think. Is your brain on the road when you are?
Michael Mann, author of (The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet) will speak at the annual celebration of the Reed Award for Environmental Writing presented by …