For this week, we had a handful of readings (too many, maybe?) that all seemed somehow linked to medicine. “Slow Ideas” was specifically an interesting one because, for me, because it was so deeply rooted to a human truth. As technology advances and new fancy, sleek, glimmering pieces get released people seem to forget that they all relate to some specific human truth, and those products who fail are the ones that lose their path along the way and end up focused on something superficial. For “Slow Ideas” that truth was connection and human contact.
For the Whitman reading, it was all about how we are all parts of a bigger whole (within ourselves). He was fixated on the fact that mind and body are one, while all these other scientists kept running around measuring foreheads and deciding whether or not you were an idiot–I have a feeling I would’ve reacted the same way as Whitman did, but who knows.
In “The Elusive Theory of Everything” it’s all about our perception of reality. A human truth for sure, but an individual one. How will I ever know if my reality is the same as someone else’s?
All very interesting and somewhat enlightening. I struggle to see the relationship to our projects though… did I miss something or was this just to get us to thinking about different things and different perspectives? Maybe it does relate after all.