Elizabeth Rowe likes the convenience of unlocking her phone without typing in a passcode—but not enough to use the phone’s face identification. As a legal scholar who studies facial recognition technology, she knows that few restrictions govern what’s done with the data it captures. “It’s the Wild West,” says Rowe, a professor at the University […]
The stories maps tell—and particularly the way they can show how some troubling aspects of the colonial past continue to affect our present—are primarily what interest Kyle Wanberg, a clinical associate professor in global liberal studies and author of the new book Maps of Empire: A Topography of World Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2020). “There is a haunting […]
Amusement and pleasant surprises – and the laughter they can trigger – add texture to the fabric of daily life.
Those giggles and guffaws can seem like just silly throwaways. But laughter, in response to funny events, actually takes a lot of work, because it activates many areas of the brain: areas that control motor, emotional, cognitive and social processing.
The Nasdaq stock exchange is making a push for diversity in the mostly male, mostly White boardrooms of the nearly 3,300 companies it lists. In a proposal submitted to the SEC, Nasdaq wants boards to have at least two diverse members.
A new study explores why people make a “non-click” choice, a decision to not respond to some social media posts, even when they spend time as “lurkers” of the content. For the study, published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, researchers observed 38 participants as they scrolled through their Facebook news feeds and found that the […]