10+ Best Articles on Humanities
The most useful articles on humanities from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 Humanities Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on humanities by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- Great minds don't think alike: bringing sciences and the humanities together
- Judge Knot
- Why the arts and humanities are key to the future of tech
- The role of the arts and humanities in thinking about artificial intelligence (AI)
- Marc Andreessen on Learning to Love the Humanities (Ep. 152)
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Why tech needs the humanities
If you want to build a team of innovative problem-solvers, you should value the humanities just as much as the sciences, says entrepreneur Eric Berridge. He shares why tech companies should look beyond STEM graduates for new hires -- and how people with backgrounds in the arts and humanities can bring creativity and insight to technical workplaces.
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Great minds don't think alike: bringing sciences and the humanities together
Science and the humanities have been antagonistic for too long. Many of the big questions of our time require them to work closer than ever.
«As with many of the matters that define our time, they call for a pluralistic approach that combines different ways of knowing»
Why the arts and humanities are key to the future of tech
Two science and technology institutions top the 2022 rankings for arts and humanities. They know that the 4th industrial revolution needs critical thinkers.
«New technology – particularly machine learning and Artificial Intelligence – is raising fundamental questions about what it is to be a human being.»
What the Public Thinks of Philosophy and Other Humanities Fields
A new report from Humanities Indicators (a part of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences), based on a survey of over 5,000 U.S. adults, reveals and discusses various beliefs and attitudes the…
Want to fix big tech? Change what classes are required for a computer science degree
When people learn to code, they should also learn about ethics, humanities, and equity. Then perhaps they’ll be more prepared to predict the unintended consequences of their work.
There’s no such thing as a “tech person” in the age of AI
We need to stop perpetuating the false dichotomy between technology and the humanities. To do otherwise would be detrimental to society.
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on humanities.
Does the loss of confidence in the humanities suggest a problem about knowledge or a problem about value?
Marc Andreessen on Learning to Love the Humanities (Ep. 152)
The real challenge to building on the frontier? Figuring out human behavior.
«if this sticks, then it represents the first decoupling of economic opportunity from geographic locality in thousands of years.»
The role of the arts and humanities in thinking about artificial intelligence (AI)
Reclaiming a broad and foundational understanding of ethics in the AI domain, with radical implications for the re-ordering of social power
Business Does Not Need the Humanities — But Humans Do
We can’t let big data produce small minds.
The Humanities Are in Crisis
Students are abandoning humanities majors, turning to degrees they think yield far better job prospects. But they’re wrong.
We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in Humanities, including:
Daily Nous / Justin Weinberg
News for & about the philosophy profession, edited by Justin Weinberg, philosopher at the U. of South Carolina. Also on Mastodon: @DailyNous@zirk.us
The Chronicle of Higher Education
The leading news source for higher education. Get our newsletters: https://www.chronicle.com/account/get-newsletters
MIT Technology Review
Our in-depth reporting on innovation reveals and explains what’s really happening now to help you know what’s coming next. http://technologyreview.com/newsletters
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World Economic Forum
The international organization for public private cooperation.
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