[act-ma] Program Sunday, October 16, 10:30AM, Harvard Square, "PARTISAN TAUNTING: A NEW CONCEPTUALIZATION OF HOW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ACT"

John Lampert goodmanjl at comcast.net
Tue Oct 11 15:03:08 PDT 2011


>From John Lampert: 


This program is sponsored by the Ethical Society of Boston on Sunday, October 16 at 10:30AM.  Program Title:


    PARTISAN TAUNTING: A NEW CONCEPTUALIZATION OF HOW MEMBERS OF CONGRESS ACT


Sunday Morning, Spiegel Auditorium, 56 Brattle Street, Harvard Square.  Program is Free, and Public is Most Welcome.  Coffee and Discussion to follow presentation.  For further information call 617-739-9050 or visit BostonEthical.Org. 


Program Speaker:  Gary King, Albert J. Wetherhead III University Professor, Director of the Institute for Quantitative Social Science, Harvard University.    Gary King and colleaques developed a computer-assisted method for the discovery of insightful conceptualizations from unstructured text - a way of "reading" or understanding information in  massive numbers of documents that no unassisted human being could accomplish in a lifetime of effort.  Applying this new approach to 64,000 press releases from the U. S. Senate (among other data sets), they discovered and measured "partisan taunting", a new conceptualization of how members act. 
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