Meta, the mother company of Facebook and Instagram, launched almost a month ago "Threads", a direct competitor from what we used to know as Twitter. Even though is very nice, at a user experience level, I share some reflections regarding why I haven't done much more than registering.
I write this post to reflect on the rigidity of science and technology institutions, which give rise to figures which make the flux of knowledge, ideas and communication in the media, more flexible. For example, I see in media Entrepreneurs, bloggers, or technology experts
The show"The Dropout" which premiered this years is an excelent case to analyze Silicon Valley's culture of "move fast and break things. It also shows how important limits to ambition in the race towards innovation are, and the ethical question of technological startups/companies. Also, is a story to analyze the tensions between science and startups or business.
In May (just one month ago) the philosopher of science Ian Hacking died. For some people of that field, he was known for his contributions to the study of psichiatry or historical epistemology. To me, he was the author of two of the best texts I've ever read in my life: the introductory essays to two great texts from the History of Science: Paul Feyerabend's Against Method, and a classic, Thomas Kuhn's The structure of Scientific Revolutions
Last friday, May 19th I was one of the juries of «The Entrepreneurial Challenge», the final activity of an international program of the Faculty of Economical Sciences (Uncuyo) with Belmont University (Nashville, United States). Besides being an exciting activity it left me with a lot of reflections about a sector in whith which I hadn't been involved for years, but that it was central in my training and career
On May 24th, a series of events will take place in memory of our friend Sebastián Touza, organized by the Direction of Communications of the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences, the Library of the National University of Cuyo, the program of Informatics and Society, which Sebastián led and which is now under Ariel Benasayag’s work The event is called Algorithmic culture and Technical Philosophy-Tribute to Sebastián Touza Also, his family will donate his personal library