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How Humans and Machines Interact

A former colleague of mine at JHU, whose work and career as a curator at the Smithsonian I have been following avidly, was recently interviewed on Gridium about her research on “human factors engineering.” Dr. Karafantis explains in detail how this differs...

Cures for Writer’s Block: Gilbert’s Great Solace

Cures for Writer’s Block: Gilbert’s Great Solace

Because every text is different, so is every bout of writer’s block. It’s essential to have lots of curatives up your sleeve, to mix-in-match the best solution for your specific problem. Inner Criticitis Symptoms include self-doubt, delusions of incompetence and...

In lieu of “very”

In lieu of “very”

Build a better vocabulary to give your writing more oomph and pizzazz! Banish the boring intensifier “very” for more vivid, more effective word choices. The frame is disabled on both mobile phones and tablets, but you can open it in a new...