Radcliffe's "Take Note" conference explores the art and importance of effective note taking. The conference, the culmination of a four-year effort at Radcliffe to examine the tradition of books and their prospects in a digital age, brought together scholars from a range of disciplines.
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The Atlantic reports, Harvard English professor Leah Price, one of the co-organizers of TakeNote, a conference dedicated to the history, theory, practice and future of note-taking, opened her introductory remarks with a much-circulated picture of Biden holding up his notes after this year's vice-presidential debate.
The New York Times features Radcliffe's Take Note conference, during which 250 historians, literary scholars, psychologists and computer scientists played with the possibilities of paper and screen.
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The prospect of summarizing the Radcliffe Institute’s Take Note conference is daunting. Throughout the course of the day, I took more than 14 pages of notes about taking notes. Questions and comments from the audience produced lively conversations on Twitter. The hashtag (#radtakenote) was one of the most active I’ve ever seen at such an event.
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