Issue 7 / 2014

Book Review: “Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Book Review: “Thinking, Fast and Slow”

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman is a popular psychology book on decision making that walks the fine line between pop science chock-full of theories, and empirical findings from psychology experiments. Usually circulating only among academics and a niche group of unusually curious folks with an appetite for journal articles, many results from these psychology experiments do not make their way to the masses. This is unfortunate since everyone from entry-level executives to CEOs in the corporate world, for example, make decisions every day that are prone to biases.

Science Fiction in the Art of Storytelling

Science Fiction in the Art of Storytelling

There is a reason why the word ‘science’ appears in the term ‘science fiction’ (SF). Science plays a role at multiple levels of writing, from the story’s conception to the process of streamlining the plot. In this article we will explore how science is embedded in narrative structures, and conversely, how narrative structures can be used in science.

Dr. Butterfingers

Dr. Butterfingers

by Dr Sylvia Hsu-Chen Yip So I was quite the butterfingers scientist. There was one memorable conversation that I had with my professor: “So, Sylvia… Can I ask something? Are you a little bit on the clumsy side?” Taking a deep but short breath, I […]