In this episode we sit down with Jordan Ellenberg, the John D. MacArthur Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His writing has appeared in Slate, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe, and he is the New York Times bestselling author of How Not to…
Note: this podcast was recorded in April 2020 but not published until now. Some of the references are a little outdated, but there’s still some great stuff here that I wanted to get out.
In particular, it doesn’t seem like COVID spreads via metal surfaces very much.
(00:27) The Joy of Clojure
(03:55) Clojure history
(10:55) Clojure and parallel programming
(18:18) Lessons from Clojure
(22:30) Did Erlang have the right idea all along?
(28:08) State of the world in April 2020
(30:31) 3D Printing
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What does it mean to pursue an intellectual life? What are the preconditions for intellectual pursuit, and is it available to everyone? In this long interview, Zena and Tiger go through some of the most contentious debates in academia and beyond – from whether solitude and suffering are required to live out an intellectual life, to whether liberal arts educations are worthy or effective in educating young people.
Zena writes in her book that “if intellectual life is not left to rest in its splendid uselessness, it will never bear its practical fruit.” How should we define the "uselessness" of an intellectual activity? Zena explains that there are intrinsic values to intellectual pursuit itself, regardless of one indeed becomes a successful academic or uses the knowledge for any practical application or not.
A deeper implication of such belief, Zena argues, is that humanists ought to be more confident with the value of their subjects and their teaching. Instead of trying to persuade humanities majors in college that their humanities knowledge will serve them well in consulting interviews, the humanists should abandon such patronizing attitude and believe in the value of the subject and in the students’ ability to genuinely seek out intellectual challenges that aren’t for any vocational purposes.
In this episode of Guestsplaining, join Fr. Jacob Bertrand Janczyk and Fr. Bonaventure Chapman as they speak with Zena Hitz, the author of "Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellecutal Life" to discuss the common thirst for knowledge.
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Charles talks with Zena Hitz about her beautiful book
Please enjoy this transcript of my conversation with Verlyn Klinkenborg, Yale professor, former New York Times writer, and author of six books, including Several Short Sentences About Writing, to talk about his approach to reading, and why everything we’ve been taught about writing is wrong. From Episode #18 of Outliers with Daniel Scrivner.
How to live an intellectual life, with Zena Hitz Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Learn skills from the world’s top minds at Big Think Edge: https://bigth.ink/Edge ————————————————————————————————————————— When you picture an intellectual, who do you see? Professor Zena Hitz says that somewhere along the way, the idea of what an intellectual is and does became distorted.
"The real thing is something more extraordinary but also more available to us," Hitz adds, differentiating between an intellectual life constantly in pursuit of something else, and one that enjoys ordinary activities like reading and thinking.
An example is young Albert Einstein, who spoke highly of his time working in a patent office and hatching "beautiful ideas" long before becoming a famous physicist. ————————————————————————————————————————— ZENA HITZ:
Zena Hitz is a Tutor at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland and the author of "Lost In Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life." She has a PhD in ancient philosophy from Princeton University and studies and teaches across the liberal arts.
Check Zena Hitz’s new book titled "Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life" at h…
On today’s show, I’m talking to Richard Hipp about surviving becoming core infrastructure for the world. SQLite is everywhere. It’s in your web browser, it’s in your phone, it’s probably in your car, and it’s definitely in commercial planes. It’s where your iMessages and WhatsApp messages are stored, and if you do a find on your computer for *.db, you’ll… […]
Becoming a manager can be a huge milestone. But it may have a downside. We ask: Should managers code? It’s an old question that doesn’t have a clear answer.
On episode 96 of "The Knowledge Project," Chamath spoke about investing, business and life. But he showed some vulnerability a bit when asked about his own happiness. Billionaire at 30-years-old, owning a sports team–he had to be happy, right?
Maybe happiness for you is being able to eat out without worrying about money, or being able to pay for your kids college education. Whatever it is, it’s important to define your own happiness.
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