THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE: Why the Liberal Arts Will Rule the Digital World(Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, April 2017), explores the vital role of the Liberal Arts in humanizing our technology. As we move to a world driven by big data, and powered by algorithms, the "techies," or those who have studied engineering and computer sciences, are of great importance. But as we prioritize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM), we must also consider the overlooked but valuable role that the Liberal Arts play in our technological world. These "fuzzies," as they are known in the parlance of Stanford University, are of equal, and increasing, importance in helping us apply our new tools with context, consideration, and relevance to the greatest human problems. A new generation of entrepreneurs, those who are both fuzzy-and-techie, is emerging.
In November 2012, Scott was a contributing author in Dara O'Rourke's book, "Shopping for Good," published by MIT Press. His chapter is the adaptation of his Boston Review article on "Citizen Consumer."