UnDisciplined: The Climatologist, The Political Scientist, And The Cultural Historian

Jul 31, 2019

Usually on UnDisciplined, we bring together two scientists to build interdisciplinary connections — but one of the research efforts we're talking about is already really interdisciplinary. So this week, we're going rogue. 

We're going to talk about the intersection of human nature and technology. 

Joining us by phone from the North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies is Scott Stevens. He was the first author on a recent paper for the bulletin of the American Meteorological Society that adds a startling data point to something that we've all sort of known, but for which there just hasn't been that much research in the past: The link between precipitation and fatal car accidents. 

With is in studio are Luke Fernandez and Susan Matt, both of Weber State University. He is a political scientist in the Department of Computer Sciene; she is a social and cultural historian. Together they're the authors of a recent book called "Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter."