Pretty straightforward, very good for a “deep introduction” to the field from Nicole Sweeney (whom speaks fast as hell). It’s a playlist!
An assistant professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, Manu Prakash is a physicist working at the molecular scale to try and understand no less than how the world really works.
Born in Meerut, India, Prakash earned a BTech in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kanpur before moving to the United States. He did his master’s and PhD in applied physics at MIT before founding the Prakash Lab at Stanford.
Prakash’s ultra-low-cost, “print-and-fold” paper microscope won a $100,000 grant from the Gates Foundaton in 2012.
This is his latest tedtalk:
This is the old ted talk about origami fold paper microscope
I am exploring his interviews. His philosophy and his way to deal with anything, his stance against failure and success, his brutal honesty concept and his perseverance are awe-inspiring.
Here are two small video parts concerning his viewpoint on jobs and robots and on education.
This is one of the best courses i’ve ever taken from MOOC platforms, it should be taught everywhere and to everyone. I may sound a bit like i am overselling this but believe it worth every minute that you’ll devote. It’s trully an investment to you and the people around you.
The new session starts in June
Hope you enjoy the course as much as i did.
This is the main video
This is a hot subject in our days, and one that i am interested in alot. We can see that the traditional schooling system, which was in fact created in order to produce workers for the industry, is failing, and it’s gonna go down hard.
What will emerge is not yet clear. There obviously exists a tendency (for the new school) to be more anthropocentric and more holistic skillwise and on the other hand there is a vast pressure to introduce and implement technology, even from kindergarten.
I don’t know what will preveil (ok probably the tech-solution at first because thats what is needed: skilled workers who will program the robots but long term if, at least we wanna mainted the existing sociological structure, we have to go holistic and center the man).
For sure though, there are voices against the tech-approach for many reason (isolates socially, may be possibly harmfull [wireless radiation see post https://greekprocrastinator.wordpress.com/2016/05/02/wireless-radiation-a-warning-signal/%5D). And of course there are paradigms the economical elite where steve jobs didn’t allowed tech (especially ipads) to kids
elon mask who didn’t like his kids school and created a new one etc
Here are two alternative education styles that emphasize the above not tech tendencies, in animation