Jonathan the Utopian
- A person.
- swiss mathematician.
- go lorand.earth
- twitter https://twitter.com/l_o_r_a_n_d
- gluten-free, not into dairy.
- Found and pointed out Smart Agora: https://coss.ethz.ch/research/pastprojects/SmartAgora.html
- project utopoi: http://lorand.earth/utopoi/about/
- project https://applied-compositional-thinking.engineering/
- Super cool that you have a blackboard in your room!
- VC is very inclusive and we can always have this, no matter where we live.
What have you been working on?
jonathan working a lot on the online course at eth. Sort of managing the project almost.
- flancian do you feel like you are learning at the day job?
- yep. Experimenting with new mediums for online teaching.
- category theory for engineers
- jonathan working a lot on the online course at eth. Sort of managing the project almost.
- world models
agora for utopia
- missing devices
flancian set of m prime
jonathan mathematical + computational approach to the world
- on the one hand it seems it will always miss something, as life is so rich
- on the other hand it seems it could be valuable
- at the beginning it seems it could be unpractical, but looking around similar approaches are around
- it is very costly to input lots of information, and it requires a lot of time
- flancian note that the value/cost function is undefined; this is a procedure to find paths/tunnels
- jonathan mathematical + computational approach to the world
- flancian set of m prime
- robin krom
- reading group
- bug report agora plan https://anagora.org/node/reading-goup---christopher-alexander renders badly
- Jonathan thinks utopoi is not persistent; it will live for a while and then die, like an organism. But this applies mostly to the physical part; the digital part might endure.
- Knowing it has an end date actually feels nice.
- likes that he critized his own work -- I agree.
- part of his later work is about deconstructing his earlier work.
- "philosophy is the art of making questions enjoyable"
- "feeling like a mashed potato"
- work is getting stressful due to an online course coming up in January.