Tim Harford (previously) writes, "My TED talk just went live - among other things it's about Bowie and Eno's creative process on the Berlin albums. It's rather sadly timed but I hope you like it." Read the rest
Now, here's a goddamned cool scholarly venture: The Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results.
Successful research often leads through reasonable yet unsuccessful approaches and unexpected discoveries. Indeed the history of science is rife with examples of important discoveries arising from such results. In particular, two of today's most fruitful areas of research, computational sciences and life sciences, have no major venues in which such intermediate results can be discussed. It is our belief that a forum for and dialogue on serendipitous and unexpected results in these areas will provide valuable insight and inform modern research practices.
The Journal of Serendipitous and Unexpected Results (JSUR) is an open-access forum for researchers seeking to further scientific discovery by sharing surprising or unexpected results. These results should provide guidance toward the verification (or negation) of extant hypotheses. JSUR has two branches, one focusing on computational sciences and the other on the life sciences. JSUR submissions include, but are not limited to, short communications of recent research results, full-length papers, review articles or opinion pieces. Submit your work! See our mission statement, contribution types, and guidelines for submission.
(Thanks, Yishay!)Previously: Boing Boing: Anil's ode to loss of communication serendipity MIT's Nathan Eagle and reality mining - Boing Boing Black Swan author's rules for living - Boing Boing Seek Ye the Hilaritas! - Boing Boing Read the rest