Online lectures

Here is a great list of 100 Incredible Lectures from the World’s Top Scientists. A quick view shows that they’re indeed all very interesting.
I found the list via this post on the Dutch math-blog Wiskundemeisjes, where they are pointing their readers to a complete probability math course for life science majors.

I think I’ll have to suspend my blogging activities for the next year – if this post will be my last one for a long time, you’ll know I’m kept busy with studying and watching these lectures.:-)

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  • The Aesthetics and Beauty of Knowledge

    Shih was the opposite of facts and raw information; shih was the elegance of knowledge, the insight and skill to organize knowledge into meaningful patterns. As an artist chooses colours or light to make her pictures, a master of shih chooses textures of knowledge – various ideas, myths, abstractions, and theories – to create a way of seeing the world. The aesthetics and beauty of knowledge – this was shih.

    – David Zindell, The Broken God, 1993

  • Geek Attitude

    The attitude thing is about flexibility, portability, creativity, sociability and jamming (ran out of suitable “ity” words!). It’s about improvising – in the practical and musical senses of the word; not getting tangled in boundaries and the “right” way to do things.
    Definitely the only way to travel.
    Martin Delaney – “Laptop Music”.