Some Artful Updates: Lessons from Sherlock Holmes Moving to SciAm, and Some Twitter News
Maria Konnikova is the New York Times bestselling author of The Confidence Game (Viking/Penguin 2016) and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes (Viking/Penguin, 2013). She is a contributing writer for The New Yorker, where she writes a regular column with a focus on psychology and culture, and her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, California Sunday, Pacific Standard, The New Republic, WIRED, and The Smithsonian, among numerous other publications. Maria is a recipient of the 2015 Harvard Medical School Media Fellowship, and is a Schachter Writing Fellow at Columbia University’s Motivation Science Center. She formerly wrote the “Literally Psyched” column for Scientific American and the popular psychology blog “Artful Choice” for Big Think. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where she studied psychology, creative writing, and government, and received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Columbia University.
A few updates! First, Lessons from Sherlock Holmes is moving to a new home on Scientific American. So, Holmes fans can now read the column in a more continuous fashion. The first one appeared on Friday (a modified version of the first lesson to appear here); the next three will also be repeats from this blog, scheduled to appear this Tuesday and Friday and again the following Tuesday. After that, on to some new Holmesian material.
That brings me to the second update: I have finally joined the world of Twitter. To be kept in the loop on new articles, both here and on Scientific American, you can now follow me @mkonnikova.
That's it! Stay tuned for some new pieces on media effects, why we like what we like, and, of course, Sherlock Holmes this coming week. In the meantime, enjoy the rest of this beautiful Sunday afternoon.
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