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Cognitive Surplus

Friday, July 30, 2010

Clay Shirky, faculty member at the Interactive Telecommunications program at NYU and the author of Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age, discusses how the internet is changing how we think and collaborate.

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Clay Shirky
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Comments [4]

Mike C from Tribeca

Does simply having their opinions published online or in a magazine make that something worth giving air time to, especially when it's a reply to another writer who's giving their opinion? I'm not so sure.

Jul. 30 2010 11:30 AM
Mike from Manhattan

I heard a BBC history show recently that said that in England a long time ago, the voting age was lowered, and this is what compelled the British parliament to require more comprehensive literacy education. The government was afraid of ignorant mobs who could not read voting without knowing who they were voting for.

Jul. 30 2010 11:30 AM
James

Are conspiracy theories more prevalent now?

Jul. 30 2010 11:25 AM
Marielle from Brooklyn

McGraw Hill as a monolithic entity is not deciding what's true and what isn't. Any work published by a reputable academic publisher is subject to PEER REVIEW, and that makes all the difference!

Jul. 30 2010 11:21 AM

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