A 2007 study of Tongan spatial relationships led to an insight about why democracy is difficult to adopt. These same dynamics are at work in American political discourse, too.
New technology makes it possible to understand player mechanics by detecting and collecting data during game play. This would have come in handy a few years ago for my research.
New research out of Stanford says that people may feel more alone than they really are. Some want to blame Facebook for making us sad.
A Michigan researcher says violent speech leads to violent attitudes. An annual business survey revealed that repetition breeds trust. Together, these findings construct a crucial dynamic in political discourse.
In between precision and art, data can be presented in an ambiguous way, so as to force the observer to become a co-creator of its meaning. This is one key insight that informed the Kazomi project, now in Alpha testing.
Protocols were misreviewed, personal data was released without informed consent, researchers were given incorrect information. IRB problems now threaten HCI research in Bloomington.
TweetStats is a nifty way to visualize in simple bar charts our entire history of using Twitter. The metrics are going to change in the future, but these core stats are likely to persist. I ran the Makice family accounts through the TweetStat engine and confirmed that I never sleep.