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"Witness": Published 2010 in NECESSARY FICTION

Thanks a bunch, Necessary Fiction, for all you do for the literary community. You’re a great web-zine! Self was first referred to you by Beth Coryell Alvarado, a fellow creative writing fellow in the Stanford University Creative Writing Program, and you published self’s short story, Witness, in February 2010. 75 more words


Claus Pias at Stanford

Next week, media theorist Claus Pias, Professor for the Theory and History of Media at Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, will be visiting Stanford for a series of events: on Monday, October 23 (5:30 – 7:00pm), he will be delivering a public lecture titled “Between Information Aesthetics and Design Amplification,” which will be held in my home department of Art & Art History. 43 more words


Data Sheet—Why We Can Stop Worrying About AI Taking Over

The machines are coming after us. Elon Musk repeatedly warns us to be very afraid. Masayoshi Son is so convinced of the coming “singularity” that he’s busy buying up stakes in companies with enough of the right data. 362 more words


"Pro-trans Bathroom Bills Increase Rape" Factually Debunked, Face the Real Issue

Transgender individuals should be allowed to use the bathroom that aligns with the gender they are transitioning to. Transgender individuals only want to use the bathroom to use the toilet, to check themselves in the mirror, and to wash their hands. 900 more words


Stanford Launches Heisman Website For RB Bryce Love

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Stanford has launched a website to promote the Heisman Trophy candidacy of running back Bryce Love.

The site launched Tuesday includes Love’s statistics, a biography, video highlights and testimonials from analysts and coaches. 110 more words


Stanford GSB: "How to Stop White-Collar Crime"

Very good, short, recap of Judge Jed Rakoff’s views on what really deters corporate crime on the Stanford GSB site:

What incentive would work to change corporate behavior? 167 more words


Everybody wants to make better decisions, but nobody is asking the right questions

“I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies but not the madness of people.”

Those words are often attributed to Isaac Newton. They may evoke a chuckle, but they get to the root of a problem faced by us all—irrational behavior.

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