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Tagged with “biography” (4)

  1. 19: Scientists, collaboration, and groupthink with Albion Lawrence (EF, JP) – Recall This Book

    In this episode John and Elizabeth sit down with Brandeis string theorist Albion Lawrence to discuss cooperation versus solitary study across disciplines. They sink their teeth into the question, “Why do scientists seem to do collaboration and teamwork better than other kinds of scholars and academics?”  The conversation ranges from the merits of collective biography…

    https://recallthisbook.org/2019/12/05/19-scientists-collaboration-and-groupthink-with-albion-lawrence-ef-jp/

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  2. For Biographers, The Past Is An Open (Electronic) Book : All Tech Considered : NPR

    Biographers of Gandhi or Catherine the Great could rely on paper archives, but those days are fading fast. WNYC’s Ilya Marritz reports that that old ways of digging up the past are changing as people rely more and more on electronic communication.

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013/09/04/216144853/for-biographers-the-past-is-an-open-electronic-book

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  3. Nikola Tesla: Strange Genius

    The astounding mad scientist life of Nikola Tesla. Just who was this pioneer of radio, radar, and wireless communication? We discover his legacy in the work of today’s scientists and artists. Samantha Hunt’s novel The Invention of Everything Else is a fictional portrait of Tesla. Monologist Mike Daisey tells us how Tesla X-rayed Mark Twain’s head. And across the country, garage inventors toil in obscurity at the next breakthrough that will change the world.

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