TED News in Brief: EyeWire looks to 100K users, Chaz Ebert conducts a review experiment, and more

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Join EyeWire, a game to map the brain, from Sebastian Seung’s lab at MIT (watch his TED Talk). The game’s one-year anniversary is today, Dec. 10, and they’d love to hit their goal of 100,000 players. Jump in.

The new book, Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture from Jean-Baptiste Michel and Erez Lieberman Aiden (watch their TED Talk, “What we learned from 5 million books”), is coming out later this month. Here, a short profile of their Ngram Viewer in The New York Times.

Onstage in 2011, Chaz Ebert spoke the words of her husband Roger Ebert’s beautiful TED Talk. Last week at TEDWomen, she was reminded of an experiment she and Roger talked about a few times. They’d both wondered: Do film reviewers who are women share a noticeably different sensibility, or a different tone, from men? This week…

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