What I write about and why
These weekly writings are all about learning broadly while pushing the boundaries of my knowledge and writing skills:
I dive into a topic of choice, look for relevant research, read the research, think about the
findings in my own words, and then publicly share what I found out.
By going with a different topic or question every time, I get to look into various fields and encounter many different perspectives on things that are of broader interest (e.g. education or artificial intelligence).
Common threads in what interests me certainly are technology and deconstructing human behaviour, which is why I often draw information from research in STEM (esp. AI), Psychology, Cognitive Science and Educational/Learning Sciences. My "success" in writing about and communicating what I found out often depends on how tangible the literature on the topic is, which varies heavily between fields (looking at you, Neuroscience!).
This is also partly the reason why I took up an interest in science communication, aiming to make scientific literature more understandable and accessible for everybody, including myself.
I do sometimes also just write about rather random things like books, articles or podcasts I find interesting.
If you happen to read one of my articles, feel free to leave a comment or send me an Email/message with your thoughts, I'm always happy to hear about other people's perspectives! You can find my contact info in the menu bar.
List of Writings
Simply click on the respective link to get to the article! They are sorted by date, with the most recent on top (= #1) and the oldest at the bottom.
A more comprehensive overview is in the works...
- Notion, Roam Research, Scanners and Leonardo Da Vinci
- Walking A Tightrope: A Closer Look At Microsoft Education
- Game-Based Learning And 21st Century Skills
- Exciting Projects At The Intersection Of Video Games, Computer Science and Education
- The Power Of Computation
- A Layman’s Journey Through The Universe: Part I
- What is Cyber Valley?
- My Top 5 Podcasts
- Does Chess Need Intelligence?
- What Is Cognitive Neuroscience And What Does Its Research Look Like? – A Layman's Perspective
- What I’ve Learned About The Architecture And History Of Oxford
- What Research Says About Journaling
- Reading Comic Books: Valuable In Childhood But Not In Adolescence or Adulthood?
- Tribe Of Mentors: 11 Questions
- Tiger Woods Versus Roger Federer – Range Versus Specialization
- The Benefits of Online Communities
- Should We Be Nicer To Robots?
- How Rainy Weather Affects Our Mood
- 3 Reasons Why Spoken Conversation is Overrated