This is a short review of the book “Philosophy of Technology” by V. Dusek and its main themes and ideas. Included in the end are some excerpts from the book.
So, how can Thor, Odin, and the rest have been results of pillaging, rape, and raids? This post has some comments on Vikings (the series), culture, creativity, audiences, and cultural resources…
Well… the above sentence is highly reductionist, but there is some truth to it. While watching this captivating (mostly) series (Vikings), I frequently thought about culture and its components. I also thought about mobilizing the past (with some creativity and slight of hand) to support statements in contemporary public life.
Here are some of these thoughts, along with a few quotes from the show I really liked (hated).
Ursula LeGuin’s stories show how creativity can be used to explore culture and societies by constructing new universes, and offer great thought experiments. “The Left Hand of Darkness” is an adventure that does so on a very intriguing world with peculiar dwellers!
Below are some thoughts, comments, and quotes from the book.
In general, short stories focus on a self-contained event or mood. They can be quite powerful (although some really aren’t worth the time). (Very) short stories are a further challenge for writers. Here are three excellent examples from the film “Manto”.
How can we fix the educational system? Should we reconsider what its objectives are?
The overall effectiveness and efficiency of the school system makes for a very interesting discussion. Other than being the main tool to spread knowledge in a society, it is also supposedly an important contributor to the processes of economic progress and of social mobility (allowing for the possibility of individuals moving between ‘classes’) … That – however – is just in theory …
Readings, comments, links, and Quotes from the month of December.
Topics include personal growth, social media, brands, consumer behavior, and Innovation.
Readings, comments, links, and Quotes from the month of August.
Topics include thinking, brands, consumer behavior, and Innovation.
Four Questions we might never answer:
- Do we see the same Red?
- What happened before the Big Bang?
- How is consciousness created?
- What is inside black holes?
Very insightful : many people (men more likely) would rather endure pain than be alone with their own thoughts .. !
(Caveat: Curiosity ?)
NFTs can have great implications for marketing, engagement, and content creation. Brands are taking notice.
The science of relaxing music: Weightless (Marconi Union) is still the undisputed leader, but these music tracks have been ranked according to their ability to reduce anxiety & stress.
‘Self-evident: Evident to one’s self and to nobody else.’
- Ambrose Bierce
Caution: Sometimes ‘working’ your hobbies makes them less enjoyable ..! https://t.co/vrSErMy7aZ
I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.
- Steve Jobs
Now, Android is winning the world..
Nothing disturbs me more than the glorification of stupidity
- Carl Sagan
It doesn’t matter how many people hate your #brand as long as enough people love it,
Facebook recently unveiled its plans to pay influencers $1 billion to utilize its products, in a program that’s set to run until the end of 2022.
The Shanghai Astronomy Museum.
A design masterpiece partially inspired by the three-body problem.. (the book by Cixin Liu with the same title is amazing too).
Reading minds might be a little harder than previously thought ..
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain
The priming effect in #psychology (it is effectively used in advertising, among other fields).
Your responses to certain things are affected by certain exposures without intention..
An interesting experiment:
To encourage the youth to consume culture, France is giving teenagers ~Euro 300 to spend on cultural products, with a few restrictions.
Some results are in: 75% of purchases so far are books, two thirds of those are manga.
The Cultural Innovation Sub-system
Improving the effectiveness of National Innovation System (NIS) initiatives in developing nations
The Cultural and Creative Industries can be used as critical ingredients of National Innovation Systems (termed the Cultural Innovation Sub-system), especially in developing nations.