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-four people in chrisaldrich’s collective.

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  1. Thomas Piketty on the Politics of Equality | Conversations with Tyler

    When it comes to the enormous reduction of income inequality during the 20th century, Thomas Piketty sees politics everywhere. In his new book, A Brief History of Equality, he argues the rising equality during the 19th and 20th centuries has its roots not in deterministic economic forces but in the movements to end aristocratic and colonial societies starting at the end of the 18th century. Drawing this line forward, Piketty also contends we must rectify past injustices before attempting to create new institutions.

    He joined Tyler to discuss just how egalitarian France actually is, the beginning of the end of aristocratic society, where he places himself within French intellectual history, why he’s skeptical of data from before the late 18th century, how public education drives economic development, why Georgism isn’t sufficient to address wealth inequality, the relationship between wealth and cultural capital, his proposal for a minimum inheritance, why he turned down the Legion of Honor, why France should give reparations to Haiti despite the logistical difficulties of doing so, his vision for European federalism, why more immigration won’t be a panacea for inequality, his thoughts on Michel Houellebecq’s Submission, and more.

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  2. Curiosity, ingenuity and experimentation

    Kirsty Wark talks to Suzie Sheehy, Laura Beatty and Philip Ball

    Wonder at the natural world has inspired people and fuelled curiosity for millennia. The ancient Greek Theophrastus had interests that spread far and wide, from biology and physics to ethics and metaphysics. But although he was Aristotle’s friend and collaborator, and his notes on botany inspired Linnaeus, his name has mostly been forgotten. The writer Laura Beatty’s new book, Looking for Theophrastus, aims to rescue him from obscurity.

    The scientist, Suzie Sheehy, still feels a childlike wonder at the way physics seems to be able to describe everything – from the smallest subatomic particle to the scale of the Universe. In The Matter of Everything: Twelve Experiments That Changed Our World, she looks back at the people who engineered ground-breaking experiments, and the human ingenuity, creativity and curiosity, as well as luck and serendipity that propelled them forward.

    While physicists attempt to describe and define the universe, the workings of the human mind still remain a challenge to scientists and philosophers. In The Book of Minds, the science writer Philip Ball looks at what we know about the minds of other creatures, from octopuses to chimpanzees, and of the workings of computers and alien intelligences. By understanding how minds differ, he argues, the better we can understand our own.

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  3. Mark Robertson: History, Socratic Dialogue, Live-Roaming

    In this episode, we’re having a conversation with Mark Robertson, who is an instructor of history at several California community colleges, teaching American and World History. He focuses on historical memory, race and racism, US foreign policy, and critical pedagogy. His true joy in life is to assist and empowering the interested to better know themselves as learners and as a part of our larger human community. You can find him on Twitter @calhistorian.

    We talked about: * Struggling to find the perfect tool on the journey to be a history instructor * Discovering Roam through the Tiago-Conor disagreement * The influence of the book, The Past as a Foreign Country, on our perception of history * Live-Roaming: Using Roam to teach students in college * Why he refuses to lecture, and the use of Socratic Dialogue

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  4. Stian Håklev: Pedagogy, Collaborative Learning and Open Science

    Shownotes In this episode we talk with Stian Håklev, who is the engineer/learning architect for Minerva Project. We talked about his origin story: diving open science, collaborative communities, and international development and connecting all these findings through Roam.What should get a page and what shouldn’t, using references as

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  5. Decentralized Bookshelves - Personal Libraries - IndieWeb Popup 2022

    There are several new Goodreads-like services, but each service maintains their own API and bookshelf data: "Want to read", "Finished reading", etc. also has an API for creating and managing books and bookshelves, based on JSON Feed. Some people maintain these lists on their own blog manually. Can we standardize how apps get and set bookshelf data? Could this be a convention around feeds, or maybe an extension of Micropub channels?

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  6. Book Identifiers - Personal Libraries - IndieWeb Popup 2022

    If we were able to cross-reference book reviews and book pages, how would those books be identified? The state of the art of book identifiers (OLID, Goodreads ID, ISBN, WorldCat, LCCN, etc) is complicated. How are we supposed to interact with it? How do we cross-walk these IDs?

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  7. Ad-Hoc Book Discussion Clubs - Personal Libraries - IndieWeb Popup 2022

    How can we use personal libraries published to the web to facilitate ad-hoc book clubs or one-off discussions with people who are already actively reading (or have just read) the same books as us? What are the key pieces of infrastructure that would help facilitate these groups? Save us from the eternal problem of starting book clubs with people, then struggling to agree on books. Flips the equation to start with the book, then find the people.

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  8. Introduction and Session Scheduling - Personal Libraries - IndieWeb Popup 2022

    Welcome, code of conduct, resources for the sessions, IndieWeb building blocks, and session scheduling.

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  9. Bringing Order to Chaos: How to Increase Productivity By Mastering Unstructured Time - Triton Tools & Tidbits | Acast

    Listen to Bringing Order to Chaos: How to Increase Productivity By Mastering Unstructured Time from Triton Tools & Tidbits. In this episode we will talk to UCSD Cognitive Scientist, Amy Fox, about Structured and Unstructured time. Join us as we learn about the difference between the two, and tips and tricks that can help you organize and boost your productivity.

    Triton Tools & Tidbits is a podcast that is focused on discussing topics that will engage and enrich student life and education. Brought to you by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.If you like the episode leave us some feedback:

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