Culture. Counter-culture. Technology. Humanities. Information. Knowledge. These are the topics that Leon Wieselter, New Republic Literary Editor covered during the commencement speech at Brandeis University this past May (2013).
This line that hooked me when I saw it posted by a respected member of my LinkedIn community.
When i began reading it for myself, I could not stop! So many things reminded me of other things. For instance, “…a culture of data, into a cult of data, in which no human activity and no human expression is immune to quantification…” This line caused me to remember having spoken to a therapist about people that work with computers all day, and how these same people sometimes just have blank stares in place of actual eye contact or ‘true’ communication.
In closing: “Do not believe the rumors of the obsolescence of your path”
- Is Your iPhone Making You Less Human? (bigthink.com)
- Perspectives: Science vs. The Humanities – A False Debate (thisisrealmedia.com)