Dr Eugenia Cheng & things that made last week

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Dr Eugenia Cheng

Dr Eugenia Cheng talks about the key themes in her book The Art of Logic: How to Make Sense in a World that Doesn’t

Outtakes from Dr Eugenia Cheng talk:

  • Pure mathematics is a framework for agreeing on things
  • Pure maths is a framework for how to think
  • Make progress rather than repeat things to make a better logical argument
  • Logic validity doesn’t equal morally valid in analogies
  • Interconnectedness is often erroneously simplified by blaming a single item as a cause
  • Its easier to change actions, than it is to change feelings. Feelings just are
  • Great feedback loops tied into obesity is fascinating
  • Relationships between things – media affects thinking by shoehorning natural geometry into one or two dimensions
  • Intelligence: reasonable – can be reasoned with, powerfully logical – not just using logic but using techniques to move an organisation further and being helpful: emotion

More ideas related content here.

Merino wool producers assume that cyber punk is a synthetic dystopia, instead of thinking abut how wool is a technical fabric by its very nature. The ad was done for the Woolmark Company by TBWA Sydney. Do humans dream of technical merino wool?

Live footage of Talking Heads performing Once in a Lifetime in 1980. The performance encapsulates everyone that I expect Talking Heads to be.

Zegna’s radical reinvention | How To Spend It – great profile of Gildo and the fashion brand that he manages. The process of reinvention doesn’t seem to create a tension with the heritage – which is a great attributed to a luxury brand. There isn’t that much difference between Zegna and Stone Island in terms of innovation.

Jori Hulkkonen – Attack Magazine –  he has a great back catalogue, so looking forward to his Simple Music for Complicated People album. Hulkkonen’s work goes from extremely emotive soulful house to minimal techno and everywhere in between.


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