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April 19, 2017

One Great Sentence: Félix Fénéon


Edge

Annual Question

 

2017
What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?
Bisociation

 

2009
What will change everything? What game-changing scientific ideas and developments do you expect to live to see?
The Brain-Machine Interface

 

This article appears in This Will Change Everything in the U.S. and U.K.

 

2008
What have you changed your mind about? Why?
Neuroeconomics really explains human economic behavior

 

2007
What are you optimistic about?
'Personal carbon trading' will allow people to take individual action to tackle a global problem

 

This article appears in What Are You Optimistic About? in the U.S. and U.K.


Slate

December 16, 2012
Lexicon Valley - Good Is Up

In this podcast, Mike Vuolo & co. explore how Lakoff and Johnson’s theories illuminate the persistence of the “fiscal cliff” metaphor, with contributions from yours truly


The Independent

 October 14, 2012
The wit of the wise

Where would we be without aphorisms?


Nieman Reports

Fall 2012
Waving, Not Drowning
Thoughts on The Future of The Magazine


The Guardian

June 30, 2011
Worn-out words

Expressions that have become such cliches that they have lost all meaning — including the use of 'literally' to mean 'metaphorically'


SETI Institute

May 23, 2011
Metaphor and Science

From string theory to the greenhouse effect — how metaphor sheds light on science. Discover why your brain is like a rain forest (that's a simile!)


Macmillan Dictionary

April 11, 2011
Metaphors in mind


Schott’s Vocab

February 8, 2011
Metaphor, A Taxonomy


The Observer

February 6, 2011
Ideas for modern living: metaphor

Life constantly shows us ways to use metaphor literally


Electrum

December 16, 2010

Soft Countries Make Soft Men
Q&A with Mike Newell, director of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time


The Takeaway

March 2, 2010
Telling a Story Through Numbers

Are telling the numbers the best way to tell a news story?


Forbes.com

August 2009
Sudden Wisdom

Aphorisms are literature's hand luggage—no other type of writing does so much with so little


The Takeaway

October 8, 2008

Political campaigns and the war of witty words
The Takeaway talks with James Geary about political aphorisms


The Observer

July 13, 2008

I, Robot
Although we've always been a bionic species, says James Geary, we're now blurring the line between man and machine like never before


Time Out - London

March 12–18, 2008
Slogan’s Run

Those pithy little sayings that capture universal truths in a nutshell


BBC Radio 4

October 21, 2007
Broadcasting House
A modest proposal for funding the BBC...


The Huffington Post

October 2, 2007
There Is an Aphorism for Everything


The Huffington Post

September 29, 2007

If It’s Good Enough for Gordon, It’s Good Enough for Me
U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown can choose his moment for the next election; oh why, oh why can't I...?


Salon

July 2, 2007
Bomb plot tests British again
New Prime Minister Gordon Brown edges away from Tony Blair and the Iraq war as the U.K. braces against the rising terror threat


Salon

June 29, 2007
Tony Blair’s toodle-oo
If the British people really do want less spin and more substance from their prime minister, then Gordon Brown could be the man to deliver it


The Huffington Post

June 2007
The RoboCup 2007 robotic soccer championship

 

Dylan Evans' utopia experiment in Scotland


BBC Radio 4

April 15, 2007
Broadcasting House
More on Britain’s relationship to the tabloid press...


BBC Radio 4

December 3, 2006
Broadcasting House
On the tabloid press and British impertinence toward authority...


The British Journalism Review

Vol. 17, No. 1, 2006, pages 41-44
In praise of the tabs (sort of) — Why I (kind of) like the British tabloid press...


James Joyce Quarterly

Fall 1999 / Winter 2000, Vol. 37, No. 1 / 2, pp. 287–290

Review - De Invloed van Joyce op Sterne, by Peter de Voogd


James Joyce Quarterly

Summer 1999, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 1014–1017

Review - Fighting the Waves: The Music of George Antheil, Ensemble Modern


James Joyce Quarterly

Fall 1996 / Winter 1997, Vol. 34, No. 1 / 2, pp. 201–206
Review - Ulysses, by James Joyce, translated into Flemish by Paul Claes and Mon Nys


James Joyce Quarterly

Winter 1996, Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 305–310
Review - The Verbal Empires of Simon Vestdijk and James Joyce, by E.M. Beekman


New Scientist

13 April 1996
Saving the Sounds of Silence
James Geary rants and raves about peace and quiet


Helix

1992
An interview with Sir John Maddox (1925–2009)