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2015 Sentinel Awards Finalists Announced

Twelve finalists who worked on TV projects with storylines featuring health topics including campus sexual assault, PTSD, autism, domestic violence and climate change will be honored at the gala awards ceremony in Hollywood on September 24, 2015. Read the full list of finalists. MORE

Lear Center Seeks Candidate to Drive New Research Projects

The Norman Lear Center has created a new full-time position for an accomplished professional to drive new research projects. The ideal candidate will be a bridge-builder between academics, practitioners on the ground, and the broader public; someone with experience in interdisciplinary applied research who wants to work on high-level projects with partners… More

Check the Technique: Hip Hop as Methodology

What is the history behind the making of some of hip hop’s greatest albums and songs? How are tracks made? How can the process of assembling a track be applied to larger social and cultural practices? Inspired by the publication of Check the Technique V.2, journalist Brian Coleman‘s second volume… More

Duncan Watts, 2014 Ev Rogers Award Recipient

Duncan Watts, principal researcher at Microsoft Research was awarded the 2014 Ev Rogers Award and presented his trenchant colloquium, “Social Influence in Markets and Networks (What’s So Viral About ‘Going Viral’?)” Watts described the surprising difficulty of empirically identifying social influence, which — despite the metaphor of “going viral” —… More

Chuck Lewis: Investigating Power & the Future of Truth

Mortally consequential lies by those in power can take months, years or even decades to discover, leaving the public deluded about the most important issues of the day until it’s too late to do anything meaningful about them.