I'm borrowing the conceit of a recent Ask MeFi question about building a new career out of skills I have. My special snowflake stiff is in the [more inside]
I've been thinking a lot about empathy and the way we communicate on the Internet. What research, studies, books, articles, etc. should I be reading? Special snowflake requirements: I studied Psych 101, so it's gotta be on my damn fool BA in English level of understanding.
I am a research student who may have inadvertently invented something commercializable. What do I do now? [more inside]
I need a new job, and I have no idea what job I might be good at and enjoy. Please give me ideas for some jobs that I haven't thought of. I'm in my late 20s and working as a research analyst for a large firm, and I can't take the feeling that I'm not doing anything worthwhile (or even enjoyable) with my life. I'm not sure what to do. Do you know of any unconventional careers that might be a good fit? Please give me an idea of where to get started. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations on digital cameras, flatbed scanners, and associated technology for use in digitizing written documents during archival research.
Researchers, Writers, Grad Students, and Professors: Tell me about your technical setup (hardware and software). What do you use, and what couldn't you live without? [more inside]
Durrrrrrr... What's a startup? [more inside]
I'm thinking of doing a major career change, and I'm interested in up-and-coming environmental technologies. I'm having a hard time separating the facts from the hype. Help me figure out what the next great field of green technology is! [more inside]
How to increase knowledge exchange in a tech company. (i.e. imitate Google)? [more inside]
I want to read as many things as I can about early adaptors of technologies of yesteryear (like the first people who jumped on the radio, transistors, calculators etc.) Do you know of any articles/books/people studying this? [more inside]
I'm in need of ideas for a year-long research topic in economics, preferably relating to feminism, technology, or both. [more inside]
Looking to find clients who need help with technology in the publishing industry (especially in academic reference and journals). [more inside]
I've decided that I want to research / work in the development of strong, sustainable local communities using social networks, web and mobile technologies and urban design practice (particularly new urbanism). The problem is, I don't know how or where to get started in this field. [more inside]
How is the meaning of art and artefacts being altered by the methods we use to: Experience, Define and Preserve them... In other words, in what ways have technologies been used to experience, re-define and/or preserve art and artifacts? [more inside]
I've heard astronomy has given us great insights about basic physics (and could be seen as a form of basic physics research). What technologies do we have today that can trace their gensis to astronomical findings?