After a long long time I find myself with homework! German, MATLAB, EEGLab, Presentation… the list goes on. Computers don’t work like Scotty or Spock gets them to on the Enterprise. You have to ‘use the keyboard’.
Gottingen itself was also quite pretty but I’m sure my impression was strongly influenced by the fact that I saw it on two lovely spring days with the sun shining bright and florescent green leaves peeping out of the distrustful trees.
Because the design we planned was complex and my exposure to this software was minimal and only basic in my MSc, I am trying not to attempt flying through it… I am slowly reading the tutorials to understand it. This means though that things will be slow for a while to come.
The battle between emotion and control is an old one. It is fought by each of us in our lives as well as philosophers at a more conceptual level. In more recent times philosophical expression has extended to fictional realms like books, series and movies. I have a particular fascination with this topic because I … [Read more…]
Sometimes I feel restless and feel the need to fill up my life with impossible busy-ness. Oldenburg is a very slow city. Edinburgh´s pace was just right… No people here. No great events.. Feels blank and empty sometimes unless the mind is adequately preoccupied.
I also read about the Vulcan philosophy and I think we would do well to adopt is as much as is humanly possible. They protect diversity of life, are very scientifically curious and are humane in their concerns for others. Though they are often mistaken to be emotionless, they are merely far more controlled about it than humans.
There are posters everywhere of Test Bild Parties, of LOTR, other movies, some funny ones and some deep quotes too. It makes the walls interesting
A lot of futuristic science fiction puts forward several ideas of what an android would be like. Data from Star Trek (TNG) is an intriguing character who tries very hard to understand what it is to be human. He imitates great violinists, actors and artists of the past and integrates their styles to try and … [Read more…]