chrisaldrich / Chris Aldrich

I'm a Johns Hopkins trained biomedical and electrical engineer with a variety of interests in information theory, biology, big history, abstract and theoretical mathematics, evolution, genetics, microbiology, transgenetics, translational medicine, mnemonics, and the entertainment industry including: finance, distribution, representation.

There are forty-three people in chrisaldrich’s collective.

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  1. ‎Good Faith Effort: David Perell - Information Superabundance

    How do we navigate in an age where our access to information is limitless? How do we read better? How do we write well? How do we seek out valuable new things? And why is it also more important than ever to hold on to—or discover!—the virtues of ancient wisdom?

    To unpack all of this, Rabbi Ari spoke with David Perell—one of the most prolific writers, teachers and podcasters in the world of new media; host of the North Star podcast; author of the “Friday Finds” and “Monday Musings” newsletters; and teacher of the legendary masterclass for online writers, “Write of Passage”.

    They talked about how to cope with information overload; the virtues of orality vs. writtenness; informational monotheism vs. informational paganism; why Westerners should read the Bible; the value and perils of a canon; Cain and Abel; the Tree of Knowledge; VCs and prophecy; how to be productive in the digital age; and much more!

    Good Faith Effort is a production of Bnai Zion and SoulShop.

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  2. TigerLaunch Pitch Competition Second Place Winner Interview: Davey Morse and Laeo Crnkovic-Rubsamen, Founders of Plexus by Tiger Ventures, Unfiltered

    This episode features one of the winners of TigerLaunch’s Pitch Competition: Plexus. We discussed their experience at the competition as well as the story behind Plexus’ journey, from an idea in middle school English class to launching Plexus and competing this past weekend.

    TigerVentures Season 2 could not have been possible without the support of Prospect Student Ventures (PSV) and Princeton’s Entrepreneurship club!

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  3. 1973: Marlon Brando Cannot Accept This Very Generous Award - Chartable

    Listen now to 1973: Marlon Brando Cannot Accept This Very Generous Award from The Academy Museum Podcast on Chartable. See historical chart positions, reviews, and more.

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  4. Historical Hypermedia: An alternative history of the Semantic Web and Web 2.0 and implications for e-research by Charles van den Heuvel

    According to the article on Hypermedia in Wikipedia, Ted Nelson coined the term in 1963 and published it in 1965. The definition in the article states that “hypermedia is used as a logical extension of the term hypertext in which graphics, audio, video, plain text and hyperlinks intertwine to create a generally non-linear medium of information” and the World Wide Web is presented as a classical example. But it can be argued that the characteristics of hypermedia and their use in global collaborations go back much further in time. At the beginning of the 20th century the Belgian pioneer of knowledge organization Paul Otlet (1868–1944) began exploring “substitutes for the book” and to find new technologies to order and to link fragments of texts, images, sound, etc., for scholarly collaborations on a global level. Otlet sketched and commissioned hundreds of drawings of what we would call nowadays interfaces to synthesize global knowledge. It will be argued that Paul Otlet’s views and visualizations on substitutes for the codex book, interfaces, infrastructures and protocols for collective annotating by scholars might be relevant for recent discussions on the provenance and evidence of information in Web 2.0 and Semantic Web solutions for e-research, in particular in the digital humanities.


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  5. Alex Wright - Hearsay Culture Show #217 - KZSU-FM (Stanford) - David S. Levine

    I'm pleased to post Show #217, July 16, my interview with Alex Wright, author of Cataloging the World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Age. Alex, who was previously on the show back in 2008 discussing his terrific book Glut, has written a fascinating biography of the heretofore forgotten information utopian named Paul Otlet. Otlet's vision for a catalog of all of the world's information is both inspiring and admirable, given his efforts spanned the first half of the twentieth century. In our interview, we discussed Otlet and his relevance to today's issues involving information access, filtering and systems. As before, I greatly enjoyed our discussion and Alex's work.

    {Hearsay Culture is a talk show on KZSU-FM, Stanford, 90.1 FM, hosted by Center for Internet & Society Resident Fellow David S. Levine. The show includes guests and focuses on the intersection of technology and society. How is our world impacted by the great technological changes taking place? Each week, a different sphere is explored. For more information, please go to}

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  6. Open Source Education and Privacy

    Doc, Shawn and Aaron co-host each other in a lively and deep conversation about higher education, open-source techies making themselves valuable, and a world in which there seems to be no limit to what can be done with surveillance—including what law enforcement does, for example, to tempt and trap bad actors with, a supposedly anonymous and secure messaging app (ANOM) that is neither.

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  7. Notetaking With Dendron

    Kevin Lin and Dendron.

    Kevin Lin joins Jonathan Bennett and Katherine Druckman to talk about Dendron, a note-taking application built on top of VSCode. After many years of taking notes, Kevin found himself with a massive, unmanageable personal knowledge store. None of the existing note-taking applications quite solved his problem, so Kevin did the only reasonable thing, and wrote his own. On this episode of FLOSS Weekly, Lin covers some of his design decisions, including building Dendron on VSCode and Javascript, and helps us understand how Dendron can help tame the jungle of personal knowledge.

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  8. How This Medical Student Became Totally Fluent in Chinese Within One Year While Living in the UK (Podcast) – I’m Learning Mandarin

    On today’s episode we delve into one of the most remarkable language learning stories I’ve ever come across.

    It’s the story of Will Hart, a 20 year old medical student who on the eve of the first UK lockdown in 2020 had never been to a Chinese speaking country, had no Chinese family and had never had any meaningful contact with the language in any form.

    Fast forward 12 months and he posted a short video to YouTube speaking with the kind of fluency many people fail to reach after more than a decade studying the language immersed in Chinese speaking countries.

    Recently, a second video appeared on YouTube in which he was interviewed in Chinese at length at the 1.5 year mark. Watching that video I was astonished by how fast he had progressed.

    A lot of people upload videos claiming to have reached fluency in as little as six months. I’ve written previously about why I’m usually not a fan of this kind of content.

    But Will’s case really is different. His Chinese is genuinely phenomenal, as any native speaker or advanced learner who hears him speak will confirm.

    So I decided to invite him on the podcast to see what I could learn from his methods. What he told me is, I believe, utterly invaluable to all Mandarin learners, especially people with an interest in making their learning as efficient as possible.

    *For my full roadmap on how to acquire Mandarin tones see this blog.

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