People are awesome /via @gueamu
We live in a world increasingly dominated by science. And that’s fine. I became a science writer because I think science is the most exciting, dynamic, consequential part of human culture, and I wanted to be a part of that. Also, I have two college-age kids, and I’d be thrilled if they pursued careers in science, engineering or medicine. I certainly want them to learn as much science and math as they can, because those skills can help you get a great job.
But it is precisely because science is so powerful that we need the humanities now more than ever. In your science, mathematics and engineering classes, you’re given facts, answers, knowledge, truth. Your professors say, “This is how things are.” They give you certainty. The humanities, at least the way I teach them, give you uncertainty, doubt and skepticism.
The humanities are subversive. They undermine the claims of all authorities, whether political, religious or scientific. This skepticism is especially important when it comes to claims about humanity, about what we are, where we came from, and even what we can be and should be. Science has replaced religion as our main source of answers to these questions. Science has told us a lot about ourselves, and we’re learning more every day.
But the humanities remind us that we have an enormous capacity for deluding ourselves. They also tell us that every single human is unique, different than every other human, and each of us keeps changing in unpredictable ways. The societies we live in also keep changing–in part because of science and technology! So in certain important ways, humans resist the kind of explanations that science gives us.
Orang itu itu kayak software. Kalau ada bug ya dibenerin. Tapi kalau software-nya bukan punya kita ya ga usah sok-sokan benerin juga.
Atau mungkin ada programmer lain juga yg lagi ngebenerin trus malah bentrok. Yang tadinya udah dibenerin malah dirusak lagi ma kita.
Jadi mending nunggu di assign tiket buat ngebenerin bug-nya ya baru gerak.
Obama Sings Get Lucky by Daft Punk :D /via Chiquita Clarissa on G+
Prototype for BirdHouse project with @DFORMLabs (at Hackerspace)
Akhirnya pertama kalinya bikin acara diluar FOWAB dan ini acara musik pula bukan meetup, hackathon, workshop, atau seminar seperti sebelumnya.
Untungnya punya teman-teman keren yang siap membantu acara ini. Yah mudah-mudahan lancar dan bisa berlanjut ke acara Music.NET berikutnya. – View on Path.
"Show me again and i’m gonna show u another kind of force" #starwars #prank