Saturday, August 5, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] THEMAS instead of STEAM ??

i had a chance to talk to marcus novak at the leonardo 50th birthday
part at sheila pinkel's home
in los angeles

we discussed his THEMAS concept as an alternative to the stem to steam
discussions- as he points put "It builds upon the successes of
STEM/STEAM, with greater emphasis on the humanities, creativity, and
synthesis." the us national academies study
also emphasises that the humanites need to be fully integrated into
the stem to steam discussion

here is marcus ( hope you will tell us more) web site:

Knowledge is often presented to us in fragmented form. We become
informed about the parts, but lose the sense of the whole. We gain
expertise, but lose balance. This course proposes to treat knowledge
as a transdisciplinary, organic, n-dimensional continuum.

"Mediated Worlds" examines how technologies and humanities (means and
ends), engineering and mathematics (concrete and abstract), and arts
and sciences (synthesis and analysis) inform all aspects of how we
come to know and make the world.

Touching upon themes ranging from media arts and digital humanities to
virtual reality and future cinema, from generative systems and the
poetics of new technologies to non-Euclidean geometries and
n-dimensional spacetime, from liquid architectures and new music to
pattern formation and algorithmic aesthetics, from artificial life and
machine learning to soft robotics and bioengineering, from world
mythologies and ancient philosophies to cognitive psychology and
neuroscience, from thermodynamics and symmetry operations to genomics
and new materials, from quantum entanglement and live performance to
synthetic ecologies and the Anthropocene, this course presents an
interconnected model of knowledge, learning, creative discovery, and
21st century citizenship.



The THEMAS*** model proposes a continuum across disciplines previously
separated by narrow specializations. It builds upon the successes of
STEM/STEAM, with greater emphasis on the humanities, creativity, and

***Technologies Humanities Engineering Mathematics Arts Sciences

roger malina
is somewhere in california 510-853-2007

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