Thursday, we’re broadcasting live from the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature to explore the way humans make decisions. Turns out, there's a lot more that goes into our choices than we might recognize and we're not as good at making those decisions as we'd like to believe. Doug sits down with a novelist, an economist, a choreographer and a biologist for a look at how individuals and communities could be making better judgments.
- Novelist Chang-rae Lee, Princeton University, On Such a Full Sea [Amazon|Indiebound]
- Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely, Duke University, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty [Amazon|Indiebound] and Predictably Irrational [Amazon|Indiebound]
- Choreographer Jodi Lomask, Capacitor Dance Company
- Biologist Thomas Seeley, Cornell University, Honeybee Democracy [Amazon|Indiebound]
- Poet (and symposium organizer) Katharine Coles, University of Utah, The Earth is Not Flat [Amazon|Indiebound]
March 5-7, the University of Utah will host the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature, which brings thinkers in various disciplines together to address an idea. This year's theme is "A bird in the hand" and it explores the way humans make decisions. For details on all the speakers and events, visit the Utah Symposium in Science and Literature on-line.