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December 3, 2013

New book ‘Going Viral’ explores nature, impact of Internet virality

Will we of the early 21th century be remembered for Internet memes like Grumpy Cat? “Going Viral,” a new book by Karine Nahon and Jeff Hemsley of the UW Information School explores the nature of virality and impacts of virality.

November 18, 2013

Documents that Changed the World: the Zapruder film, Nov. 22, 1963

He only came to get the iconic footage through a series of coincidences and later regretted what he had done. It was the last film Abraham Zapruder would ever shoot.

November 14, 2013

A decline in creativity? It depends on how you look

Recent research suggests that young Americans might be less creative now than in decades past, even while their intelligence — as measured by IQ tests — continues to rise. But new research from the UW Information School and Harvard University hints that the dynamics of creativity may not break down as simply as that.

November 1, 2013

Documents that Changed the World: The Rosetta Stone

The latest installment of Information School Professor Joe Janes’ podcast series takes a look at the 2,200-year-old Rosetta Stone.

October 21, 2013

‘Pushback': Resisting the life of constant connectivity

Researchers at the University of Washington have studied and named a trend lots of people can identify with: the desire to resist constant connectivity and step back from the online world.

September 25, 2013

Digital applications can enable or limit, say authors of ‘The App Generation’

There’s often “an app for that” these days, but for young people such digital shortcuts can be as limiting as they are convenient, says the University of Washington co-author of a new book titled “The App Generation.”

August 6, 2013

Documents that Changed the World: Einstein’s letter to FDR, 1939

The latest installment in the popular podcast series by Joe Janes of the UW Information School is about the famous physicist being persuaded to warn FDR of a growing atomic threat from Germany.

July 10, 2013

Global study stresses importance of public Internet access

Millions of people in low-income countries still depend on public computer and Internet access venues despite the global proliferation of mobile phones and home computers.

June 14, 2013

Documents that Changed the World: Alfred Binet’s IQ test, 1905

With students huddled over spring quarter finals campuswide, the latest podcast in the Documents that Changed the World series seems particularly timely: It’s about intelligence testing.

May 15, 2013

Documents that Changed the World: ‘What is the Third Estate?’ 1789

Joe Janes of the UW Information School reached back two centuries to pre-revolutionary France for the latest installment of his podcast series, “Documents that Changed the World.”

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