Interacting With A Computer While You Are In A Chest-Deep Salt Water Tank -- Is It Feasible?

I propose research into a new alternative to sitting in a chair that could enhance one’s comfort and concentration during long hours of computer work.

For peak concentration on your computer screen, it’s best to be upright and stationary. ... continue reading

Long-term social presence and citizen engagement in multi-level and network governance of climate actions

Climate change is a worldwide problem felt locally in municipalities. Mitigation and adaptation climate actions are carried out by many entities [1]. Multi-level governance articulates local,... continue reading

Morphophonological Approach to Lushootseed Reduplication Research

Lushootseed reduplication is fascinating.
According to Bates, Hess and Hilbert (1994: xvii; Hess and Hilbert 1977; Bates 1986), there are seven different types of reduplication in Lushootseed. This assessment is associated with morphological and... continue reading

Docker containers with embedded R packages and domain-specific tools

R packages are collections of functions, documentations, tests, sample data, and dependency declarations, which come together to promote modularity, reproducibility, and adherence to good coding practices. Containerization using technologies such... continue reading

Engine change at 80MPH: OSS projects as laboratories for participatory governance transformation

Online communities are high-throughput laboratories for governance change and innovation. Elinor Ostrom's idea of institutional diversity, that sustainable resource governance requires a diversity of governance forms and approaches, is well... continue reading

Training a large language model to do scientific data extraction for a corpus of materials properties

A wealth of experiments and simulation results are contained in the scientific literature. Extracting it in a machine-readable format is daunting as it typically requires domain expertise, rigid schema, or intensive labor. Recently, Dunn et al.... continue reading

A distinction between the organizational and institutional approaches to human collectives

What is the difference between institutions and organizations? Is there even any need for a distinction? A simple definition makes the need for both concepts clear:
Organizations are collectives whose members mobilize diverse resources toward a... continue reading

The Linchpin Framework of Adjudication

In the essay, Is Stare Decisis A Sand Castle? (2012), F.E. Guerra-Pujol details how judges possess the discretionary authority to bind and unbundle similar previous court cases. The legal scholarship is in sync with Guerra-Pujol's observations;... continue reading

a restricted path integration method

I propose a restricted path integration method to efficiently simulate a class of quantum systems and Hamiltonians classically and computationally without boundary condition problems. Then the algorithm for the path integral of any bounded error... continue reading

Modeling microbial communities with evolutionary game theory

Within the past decade we have observed a substantial research effort towards a deeper characterization of the human microbiome and its role during both physiological and pathological conditions as well as understanding their impact on the host’s... continue reading


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