Saturday, November 19, 2005

Andy Warhol's time

Andy Warhol writes in his 1975 book "The Philosophy of Andy Warhol (From A to B & Back Again.)"> ISBN:0-15-189050-1

About Time

From time to time
Do time
Time yourself


In time
In no time

In good time
Between time
Time and again

Pass time
Mark time
Buy time
Keep time

On time
In time
Time off
Time out
Time in
Time card
Time lapse
Time zone

The beforetime
The meantime
The aftertime
The All-time-

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Time for cosmic talk

“Blowing Bubbles in the Cosmos: Astronomical Winds, Jets, and Explosions” gives a wonderful insight into the evolution of our universe. The book written by T.W. Hartquist, J.E Dyson, and D.P. Ruffle and published by Oxford University Press in 2004 provides a full view of all sorts of phenomena observed by astrophysicists. Starting of course with a comprehensive account of the discovery of astronomical winds, and going through the quantification of their magnitude as is connected to star formation and stellar evolution. The authors look at differences in regional activity as well as the possibility for connecting supernovae and their remnants. They look at active galaxies, their nuclei, and their galactic winds. Finally the authors provide us with a comprehensive mathematical appendix and a very useful glossary.
ISBN: 0-19-513054-5. O.F.Linn library QB529.H37 2004
One reason that cosmological studies are so important can be seen in this blog's question( " Is hi-tech timeless? one can see that it is!
Loyal starts a comment with: "In technology...More is law. More speed, more storage, more graphics, and so on." But will this law—more of an assumption, really—be true tomorrow, and is it true today?

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Time for Academic Reform

The following is from Slate magazine : "Stanley N. Katz provides an overview of the liberal arts debate here.
What should students be studying in college? No one seems to agree anymore. Harvard University is in the midst of a heated debate about its general education requirements, while the Association of American Colleges and Universities has launched a campaign to promote "a liberal education." Slate has taken the occasion to ask an array of prominent academics to tackle the question at the heart of the debate: What should undergraduates leave college knowing?"
This is such an important and ongoing question that needs all of us in higher education to get involved. Two points I would like to make: Blogs are becoming a wonderful tool for the discussion, and the discussion is now open to a wider audience.
Cross references and recycling electrons is fairly efficient, so let's do it!

Monday, November 07, 2005

When time goes by ...

... it is difficult to keep track of things. One thing leads to another and by the time you realize that time has gone it is too late. More so when you are busy and in some ways productive. It is the time of the year when we transition to deeper thoughts, as winter is settling. Last week I had the opportunity of meeting with some friends of the Science Integration Institute where I presented the topic "Reality, Reason, and Imagination" we had a great time. We talked about the idea of eather and how this idea as it was abandoned helped Einstein use the Lorentz-Fitsgerald translations to sustain his relativity principles.