Tracking the politics of infotech, promoting its use in political scholarship and civic engagement.
Last week's issue of the journal Nature included a brief intellectual bio on Albert-László Barabási, the Hungarian mathematician most people probably associate with Linked, one of the books that helped to popularize social network analysis.
Favorite quote (encouraging scholars to dream big):
"You'll never reach that very high aim, but if you reach 75%, it's still very good," he says. "If you aim low, 75% gets you nowhere."