Category: Communication Research


The Genius of Bacteria

In her TED talk about bacteria, Bonnie Bessler wove a compelling story about the ways bacteria communicate with “chemical words.” Referring to bacteria that generate bioluminescence, she noted that the light created is formed by collective power—the light shines only when the bacteria gather in a group and “vote,” through quorum sensing, to act in […]

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Media & Peace

This is a slightly amended version of an article I co-wrote for Nonviolence Magazine, with Michael Nagler and Stephanie Van Hook. Concerned that the current media system does not support our inherent capacity for nonviolence, we asked: Is another media system possible? It’s easy to complain about the mass media. They have no shortage of […]

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