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An image of the cover of the book "The Acceleration of Cultural ChangeThe Acceleration of Cultural Change: From Ancestors to Algorithms, co-written by UT anthropology professor Alex Bentley and Texas A&M professor Michael O’Brien, was recently featured in Inside Higher Ed. Scott McLemee reviewed the book, which discusses how social networks, big data, memes, and the like are presented as extreme cases of the creative and disruptive potentials of our tool-oriented species.

In collaboration, they prove fairly insouciant about disciplinary boundaries – and are willing to go wherever the muse of popularization leads them.

Read the full book review online.