TITLE: The Universal Justification AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: August 19, 2014 1:49 PM DESC: ----- BODY:
Because we need it to tell better stories.
Ethan Zuckerman says that this is the reason people are addicted to big data, quoting Macej Ceglowski's wonderful The Internet with a Human Face But if you look deep enough, this is the reason that most of us do so many of the things we do. We want to tell better stories. As I teach our intro course this fall, I am going to ask myself occasionally, "How does what we are learning today help my students tell a better story?" I'm curious to see how that changes the way I think about the things we do in class. -----