Since the dawn of man, society has consistently sought to define what it means to be human. “Compassionate, sympathetic, or generous behavior-” (Webster) these are only some of the words that the world’s scholars have used to define the essence of humanity.. Continue reading
As urban cities continue to utilize and better integrate technology into their infrastructure, such as tech in the classroom, better public transit systems, and increased accessibility to books, students, regardless of background or social class, will find a space that cultivates scholars regardless of disenfranchisement or lack of privilege.
Close your eyes and imagine this: you find yourself at the center of a mid-twentieth century gathering comprised of the social elite. Everyone from renowned chemists and aerospace engineers to the most esteemed of literary critics and admired authors, coming together to celebrate each others company- or so it seems. After saying hello to some old friends and meeting some new acquaintances, you notice a man walking in between the crowds, floating from conversation to conversation, with each of his interactions following a similar sequence of motions. His name is C.P Snow. You’ve heard rumors bubbling about the man, more specifically the nature of his greetings, quaint formality and pleasant chatter followed by the question, “have you heard of the second law of thermodynamics?” Continue reading
Should companies be required to hire a certain amount of each sex? Is it fair to entice and reward a certain group of people due to their upbringing or background? Is there a relationship between a potential employee’s talent and their presented identity? These are the types of questions that sparked massive controversy when the “Anti-Diversity” Google manifesto was leaked to the public. The ideas in the report illuminated the division between man and woman in the workplace, and according to James Damore, has “weighed the potential of the entire company down.” Continue reading
Picture this, it’s June of 1816, you and your friends have taken a vacation to observe the world. One thing leads to another, and now you are at a distant mansion with a Lord going on and on about the “earthquake in the sky.” If that wasn’t enough, you also spend the nights sitting around a fire, writing what is now known as one of the most famous horror and sci-fi novels of all time. Continue reading
From the microwave by Percy L. Spencer to the pacemaker by Wilson Greatbatch, throughout history, there have been countless examples of creations superseding an inventor’s wildest expectations. Continue reading
At 11:57PM, on March 12th 1928, the St. Francis Dam collapsed and a nearly 20 meter tall wave that obliterated anything in its path, the claimed lives of over 500 innocent individuals, and a pile of rubble was the only thing left in its wake.
In the past there was a clear distinction between man and machine. Man would be responsible for thinking, designing, and implementing ideas while a machine could solve the mundane and menial tasks assigned to it. However, as society continues to advance, the machine that once started as a tool to aide man, is becoming a master of its own.