New Podcast: A Discussion of ‘Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread: The Lessons from a New Science’ by Alex Pentland

  On this episode Cristina and I discuss the new book by Alex Pentland called Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread–The Lessons from a New Science. Topic of discussion: How digital sensors and big data are revolutionizing the social sciences. … Continue reading

#53. A Summary of ‘Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread—The Lessons from a New Science’ by Alex Pentland

Table of Contents: i. Introduction/Synopsis PART I: THE METHODS OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, AND AN INTRODUCTION TO REALITY MINING AND SOCIAL PHYSICS 1. The Traditional Methods of the Social Sciences: Surveys and Lab Experiments 2. The New Method of Investigating … Continue reading