"Physics finds that the world is observer-dependent but remains silent on the nature of the observer. Cognitive science finds that the observer is an active participant but never questions the nature of the physical world. Enactivism might just be the concept we need to begin to piece the two sides together." My answerto this year's Edge Annual Question.
"We made the most of the hours when our lives overlapped, then let each other thrive in our own times, like animals in our wilds." In my Modern Love essay for the New York Times, I discuss the challenges of love and romance in the face of delayed sleep phase disorder.
You know it's a new year when John Brockman asks scientists and thinkers its annual question at Edge.org. This year: What's the most interesting recent scientific news? For me, it's the emerging link between computational complexity and fundamental physics.
I am excited to learn that my Nautilus article about Walter Pitts has won the first place Golden Giraffe for the best writing of 2015...in no small part because the prize was a giraffe stuffed with money. Many thanks to The Browser for this auricamelopardine honor.
Physics World has chosen Trespassing as its 2015 Book of the Year! It's a real honor, and I especially appreciate the comments that reviews editor Margaret Harris makes about the book in their podcast. Thanks, Physics World!