The Reading Brain
More about the reading brain, how to keep and improve your reading skills online and an interview with the “accomplished reader” Maryanne Wolf.
- Why Johnny Can’t ‘Deep Read’ – An interview with Maryanne Wolf on NPR and why Deep Reading is important.
- Why it’s Hard to Read in the Electronic Age – The full audio interview with Maryanne Wolf’s full about the bi-literate reading brain.
- Maryanne Wolf in action explaining the science behind how the brain is able to read on Simply Science.
- Tips for Being a Better Online Reader New Yorker Magazine
The “Father of Radio” – Lee deForest’s 1952 article Dawn of the Electronic Age (Jan, 1952) in full in Popular Mechanics with images of an atom smasher, a 1929 TV camera and an electric selective-sequence calculator!
Food for Thoughts
“It would be a shame if brilliant technology were to end up threatening the kind of intellect that produced it.” – Edward Tenner
Watch the TED talk of historian and tech writer Edward Tenner discussing the unintended consequences of new inventions and their impact(s) on the world.