The book, titled Forming Influence: Collected Papers from the 2016 John Wesley Honors College Research Tutorial, includes essays from a very broad range of topics but all of them are about the ways and forms through which we are influenced and in turn influence the world around us.
Whoever or whatever controls our rhythms, controls society. One big contender seems to be the smartphone. Are we ready for that?
The role of rhythm to create connections with non-verbal individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder reveals something about communication in general.
Rhythm is used as a tool of social change both in its capacity to hold people together and its capacity to challenge the status quo through improvisation.
The roles of rhythm in communal identity-formation are complex. Take as an example its role in race-relations in the Americas.
Why do rote rituals appear to be ineffective against depression? Does this mean rhythm is irrelevant?
As it happens, St Benedict attempted to curb something very much like depression through the application of rhythm.