In search of great science writing titles to enjoy this summer, MyScienceWork turned to two scientists for their suggestions: Rosie Redfield, of open science blog RRResearch, and independent scholar Greg Laden, who can be found at his eponymous blog on scienceblogs.com.
Theorists from diverse disciplines purport narrative fiction serves to foster empathic development and growth. In two studies, participants’ subjective, behavioral, and perceptual responses were observed after reading a short fictional story.
So, you want to get started reading science fiction, but you don't know where to begin? As a new or novice science-fiction reader, you may feel daunted by the many choices found on your local or virtual bookstore shelves. Look at all those books! So much to choose from!
This conceptual video is a corporate collaborative research project initiated by Bonnier R&D into the experience of reading magazines on handheld digital devices. It illustrates one possible vision for digital magazines in the near future, presented by our design partners at BERG.
In February, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Kindle 2 at New York City's Morgan Library. By all indication, the update of his electronic reading device defied the recession and sold tons. In May he was back in New York, this time at Pace University—with another Kindle.
Is the internet reprogramming us? In his famous article, Nicholas Carr writes we are changing the way we read and think. « New forms of “reading” are emerging as users “power browse” horizontally through titles, contents pages and abstracts going for quick wins. »