Emotional Intelligence and Grassroots Epistemology

By Gino Canella, Ph.D.   As media studies scholars, social scientists, and journalists focus on big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, they often fail to consider the importance of emotional intelligence.   “Anger is loaded with information and energy,” Audre Lorde said in 1981. Emotion, according to Lorde, is data.   Feelings are often…