I am now officially a proud member of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists! The LFHCfS is a project of Improbable Research, which also publishes the bimonthly Annals of Improbable Research and sponsors the annual Ig Nobel Prizes, among many other worthwhile endeavors promoting “research that makes people laugh and then think.”
I am happy to do my small part helping to continue the tradition of impeccably hirsute heads so bent on uncovering the secrets of the universe and our place in it, that they cannot be bothered to regularly cut their hair, including Isaac Newton, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein.
I have finally begun the process of moving my main homestead on the cyber-frontier from my long time (and long neglected) digs at outopia.org to this easier to find place, kjpayne.com — outfitted with brand new Web 2.0 technology and capable of supporting all the bells and whistles. I have had plans for this move since 2005, but life gets in the way. Now, I’ve just decided that I will make the time! I’m sure it will be slower than I intend, but it’s good to get started.
As a beginning, I have laid out the basic structure of the site and filled in my “about” page. I have hundreds of documents and hours of video to update or prepare for delivery, so I hope that this will eventually become a regular stop for devotees of social science, and those who believe that social science can be used to help make the world a better place.