People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a...– Banksy (via thephilter)
David Hume developed most of monetary economics back around 1750, partly by just...– http://www.themoneyillusion.com/?p=13294 (via supervenes)
“One last point, which has already been made a thousand times: semiotics is nihilism. Religious science par excellence. Consult the Victorins of the twelfth century for a fine example of semiotics, the attempt at reading Creation in its details, at understanding the givens as messages in order to make a code of them; and already this refinement: Hugo and Richard de Saint-Victor know that...
In the past decade, scientists have come to realize that our memories are not...– The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever | Wired Magazine | Wired.com (via myserendipities)
The EU & Greece: A capitalism that has persuaded... →
Can computers understand online conversations?
New software being developed at Oxford University may be able to instantly measure the emotions and reactions of large populations by evaluating the words we use on the internet. Investors seem to think this idea will pay off. So, why do we care? Well, this software, called TheySay, uses something called corpora linguistics, which basically means taking a whole bunch of text (whether Dickens’...
Welcome to the Age of Big Data. A report by the forum, “Big Data, Big Impact,”...– Big Data’s Impact in the World - NYTimes.com (via myserendipities)
Does your language affect your bank account?
New research argues that the answer is yes. Depending on what language you speak, you are more – or less – likely to save for retirement. Your primary tongue may even affect how much you weigh. In January, M. Keith Chen, an associate professor of economics at the School of Management at Yale University, published a working paper on his research about the effect of language on economic behavior....
Doing a bit of mathematics would not be bad training for psychoanalysts. In mathematics, the subject is fluid and pure, and it isn’t stuck or trapped anywhere. It would help them, and they would see that there are cases in which it no longer circulates, precisely because, as you saw just a moment ago, the Other seems to be split between the site of truth and the site of the desire of the Other....
Interview with Jacques Lacan, 1957
Interviewer: A psychoanalyst is very intimidating. One has the feeling that he could manipulate you as he wishes, that he knows more than you about the motives of your actions.
Lacan: Don’t exaggerate. Do you think that this effect is exclusive to the psycho-analyst? An economist, for many, is as mysterious as an analyst. In our time, it is the expert who intimidates. With psychology, even when seen as a science, everyone thought they had the insider’s track. Now, with psychoanalysis, we have the feeling of having lost that privilege; that the analyst could be capable of seeing something quite secret in what appears to you to be quite clear. There you lie naked, uncovered, under a well-informed eye, and without knowing what you are showing him.
This scenario of individual and household profiling and media customization is...– A Guide to the Digital Advertising Industry That’s Watching Your Every Click - Joseph Turow - Technology - The Atlantic (via myserendipities)