chrisaldrich / Chris Aldrich

I’m a Johns Hopkins trained biomedical and electrical engineer with a variety of interests in information theory, biology, big history, abstract and theoretical mathematics, evolution, genetics, microbiology, transgenetics, translational medicine, mnemonics, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation.

There are forty-three people in chrisaldrich’s collective.

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  1. ‘Race-Baiter’: Media Feed On Fear And Prejudice | NPR

    November 1, 20122:37 PM ET Heard on Talk of the Nation

    Race Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation by Eric Deggans Hardcover, 275 pages

    In his new book, Race-Baiter, media critic Eric Deggans says modern media outlets trade in bigotry and bias to build audience and sell advertising.

    Deggans dissects media coverage of events such as Hurricane Katrina, the Trayvon Martin case and the 2012 presidential election to build an argument that Americans lack the right vocabulary for having important conversations about race, and that the echo chambers of our fractured media landscape aren’t helping. The fix, he says, is a more savvy audience that demands better conversations.

    Deggans and psychologist Linda Tropp, who studies perceptions of racial differences, join NPR’s Neal Conan for a conversation about media, race and what Deggans calls "a divided America."

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  2. Revelations About Johns Hopkins, The Man | WYPR

    The story passed down for generations was that the wealthy Quaker merchant Johns Hopkins was also an abolitionist. After he died in 1873, his multi-million-dollar bequest for the university and hospital bearing his name seemed an extension of an enlightened vision. So the discovery of census records that Hopkins owned enslaved people—one in 1840, four a decade later … is shocking. Hopkins president asked Professor Martha S. Jones, an authority on African-American history, to lead continuing research about the founder’s links to slavery. We ask why it’s important.

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  3. The Forecasts Didn’t Help Us | On the Media | WNYC Studios

    An argument for abolishing election forecast models.

    Forecasters predicted a democratic romp. And yet, as of Friday afternoon, Trump has outperformed the FiveThirtyEight polling average in every swing state. This is not to dump on FiveThirtyEight in particular, as the polls on which it based its calculations were flawed; they vastly underestimated the Republican vote.

    But according to Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, forecasting models and the inadequate polls that feed them aren’t just unhelpful or inaccurate — they’re harmful. For one, forecasting models don’t account for their own influence on election outcomes. This week, Tufekci talks to Bob about how she changed her mind about the value of forecasts, and why self-soothing with data can actually hurt the democratic process.

    This is a segment from our November 6, 2020 program, This Is Us.

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  4. What We Should Learn From The White House Coronavirus Cluster | NPR | Weekend Edition Sunday

    NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro asks Atlantic magazine contributor and UNC Chapel Hill professor Zeynep Tufekci about coronavirus clusters.

    October 4, 20207:42 AM ET Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday 6-Minute Listen

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  5. Amanpour: Boris Lushniak, Ryan Lizza, Deborah Pearlstein, Mark Landler, Matthew Chance, and Zeynep Tufekci - Amanpour -

    Well-wishers around the world are sending messages to President Trump and the First Lady, since they contracted coronavirus. Former Deputy U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak joins Christiane Amanpour to discuss the president’s diagnosis. Chief POLITICO Correspondent Ryan Lizza and Deborah Pearlstein, Professor at Cardozo Law School, discuss the political implications. Then, New York Times London bureau chief Mark Landler breaks down how Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s experience could map out President Trump’s future. CNN’s Senior International Correspondent, Matthew Chance, shares the details of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s own “protective bubble.” Academic and writer for The Atlantic Zeynep Tufekci tells Amanpour what she thinks we’re missing when we talk about the spread of the pandemic.

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  6. Make Life Work with Brian Suda – Make Life Work

    The one when Si talks to Brian about innovating with football tech, AR being better than VR and living in Iceland.

    23 October 2020 (Duration: 51:08 — 46.9MB)

    Brian Suda – master informatician in Iceland – has worked with Si on a number of side projects in the past. He’s always managed to balance a healthy balance between his freelance gig, plenty side projects and enjoy giving back to the community.

    Show Notes: * ( * World Cup Kick Off (v4) * 1000 100 True Fans by Kevin Kelly * A Practical Guide to Designing with Data * Newsletters iOS app

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  7. Reinventing research – Part Two: Impact, outputs, and the US National Research Cloud - Future Tense - ABC Radio National

    There’s bipartisan support in the United States for the establishment of a national AI research cloud. So, how would academics benefit and what role would big tech play in its operations? Also, problems with academic inclusivity in the developing world, and could alternative channels of distribution soon rival the primacy of peer-reviewed journals?,-outputs,-and-the-us-na/12653908

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  8. Reinventing research – Part One: future scenarios and moving away from the publish or perish mantra - Future Tense - ABC Radio National

    The research community is facing a “crisis of reproducibility”, according to the head of the Center for Open Science, Professor Brian Nosek. He says many of the traditional practices designed to make research robust, actually distort and diminish its effectiveness. In this episode, he details his ideas for reform. We also explore three plausible scenarios for how the academic sector could look in 2030.

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  9. A long-read Q&A with Cesar Hidalgo, author of ‘Why Information Grows’ | American Enterprise Institute - AEI

    Intro to econ classes usually teach students to understand the economy as the combination of labor, capital, and land. But it might be more fruitful to think of the key players as atoms, energy, and information.

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