Digital Couture Is Actually a Thing
Bloomberg View, April 19, 2016Can the mutually disdainful tribes of fashion and technology work together?
Imagine If Conservatives in Academia Could Safely 'Come Out'
Bloomberg View, March 30, 2016Unless left-wing academics come to value, or at least tolerate, political diversity, a study of right-of-center professors portends a bleak future for intellectual inquiry in the humanities and social sciences.
Trump isn’t just campaigning. He’s selling his supporters a glamorous life.
The Washington Post, March 20, 2016Conventional explanations miss the glamour of Trump’s message.
Why Nobody's Wearing Wearables
Bloomberg View, March 03, 2016Wearable tech still needs its graphical user interface, its browser, its broadband, its VisiCalc, its Google, its Amazon: the enabling technologies and unique benefits that make it essential and easy to use.
Pictures Deserve 'Fair Use' Protection, Too
Bloomberg View, February 11, 2016A ridiculous New York Times copyright suit could turn out to be good news for commentators on our image-saturated culture — if it gets to court.
Pictures That Are Worth a Thousand Data Points
Bloomberg View, January 28, 2016Using smart phones to collect grassroots economics data
In 'Joy,' Hollywood Lets Entrepreneurship Smile
Bloomberg View, January 08, 2016How do you get a heroic entrepreneur as the protagonist of a big-budget, award-friendly Hollywood film? Make her a woman.
Democracy's Destabilizer: TMI
Bloomberg View, December 28, 2015Information used to be scarce. Now it’s overwhelming. In his book “The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium,” Gurri considers the political implications of this change. He argues that the shift from information scarcity to abundance has destroyed the public’s established trust in institutional authorities, including media, science, religion, and government.
Progressive and Racist. Woodrow Wilson Wasn't Alone.
Bloomberg View, December 08, 2015Black student protesters are demanding that Princeton take Woodrow Wilson's name off the university's public policy school and a residential college. A new work of intellectual history coincidentally published by Princeton University Press and written by a Princeton faculty member offers a compelling -- though implicit -- case that Wilson’s name is ideally suited for the public-policy school but deeply ironic for the residential college. It also reveals the largely forgotten intellectual origins of many current controversies, including disputes over tightening voter identification laws, raising the minimum wage and restricting immigration.
Heard Bad Things About Yik Yak? Try Using It
Bloomberg View, November 13, 2015Yik Yak is a social-media app that in just two years has become an everyday part of the American college experience. If you’ve heard of it, chances are you think it’s awful. It has a terrible reputation as a dangerous source of vitriol, threats and ethnic slurs. What I found when I took a look at it astonished me.