If my previous two posts on the usefulness of game theory [ 1 , 2 ] were not sufficient to satisfy your craving for biased information on this topic, you can find a longer version in the inaugural issue of Symposium Magazine, which went live today.
Symposium is actually a very interesting experiment:
An innovative digital magazine and blog, Symposium Magazine offers a common address for academics and non-academics alike to engage in debates on politics, culture and society. As the recent proliferation of academic blogs shows, more and more professors are looking to share their research with a broader audience. Our monthly edition of essays feeds the public’s appetite for deep coverage of debates within the academe and how they relate to the outside world, while the daily blog lets readers engage with authors. Above all, we promote rich journalism that is increasingly in peril in today’s media landscape.
The editor, Helen Fessenden, invited a bunch of academic bloggers to write articles, and the result is quite impressive in my opinion. Helen tells me that she was inspired by a magazine called Lingua Franca, which was apparently rather successful in the 1990s. Amazingly, people seem to be interested in what professors have to say!