The NINES project is at the cutting edge of literary studies; here is a taste of the work it's doing to enhance digital scholarship and teaching.
Nate Silver of fivethirtyeight.com develops a fascinating little metric for evaluating Vice Presidential candidates' political strength
Tyler Cowen and Will Wilkinson discuss uncertainty and humility
Some of the young folk don't know about Laurie Anderson: Here's an interview to introduce them to her.
Kevin Kelly, always good for a striking insight, projects the second 5000 days of the web. I especially like the idea that we will start linking ideas rather than pages.