On being able to find things

from on Tuesday, September 18, 2012 9:31 am

In a column by that title, Nigel Thrift, vice-chancellor and president of University of Warwick, muses on an information-glutted world (ours!) where interpretation, persuasion, and interdisciplinary methods grow all the more important. He writes:

But what is clear is that it becomes even more incumbent upon academics to be able to interpret and communicate information. Thus, a thorough grounding in what are usually interdisciplinary methods has now become an ever-more-important aspect of academe in both the social sciences and the humanities.

See what you think of the fresh examples late in his brief essay. (Chronicle of Higher Education online, 9/17/12)