The secret of a nice cup of Coffee

Many who know me well can confirm that my day begins with the right turn if accompanied by a nice cup of coffee. If this does not happen for some reason related to forgetfulness or lack of time for the ritual that sees me filling the vintage Moka in the kitchenette and sipping my favoriteContinue reading “The secret of a nice cup of Coffee”

Highlights of ‘Imagine Math 6’ International Conference, Venice 2017

.. The moment to attend the 6th Imagine Math Conference in Venice arrived. The perfect location chosen every year, as well as the organization token place in Palazzo Franchetti more known as the historical Institute of Arts and Science situated near Piazza del Collegio, with the view of the beautiful Academia bridge. In the littleContinue reading “Highlights of ‘Imagine Math 6’ International Conference, Venice 2017”

Giving Reason in Digital Culture

Human Reason – and rationality potential – is too complex to have a single kind of function. When we are giving someone reason, the main aim is to get the person we are facing agreeing with us (you know what I’m meaning, the type of tacit agreement on our views, opinions, personal truth, and soContinue reading “Giving Reason in Digital Culture”

Data is not the same thing as information.

Data is not the same thing as information. As the founding father of information theory, Claude Shannon, put back in the 1940s, data signals are noisy, and if you want to filter out what’s meaningful from those signals, you have to filter out at least some of that noise. For Shannon the noise was literal:Continue reading “Data is not the same thing as information.”

The von Restorff Effect

Hello everybody! Let’s start this post with this image; have a rapid look at it. As you may understand, today I have encountered the isolation paradigm on my path, which refers to a distinctive feature of an item, that is in a list and differs from the others by way of dimension. Let’s start to analyze this from its basicContinue reading “The von Restorff Effect”

Does Internet make us Stupid?

Nowadays thanks to the Internet we are plastic. Our neurotransmitters are faster than a Facebook programmer, or if you feel like it Google Chrome go for the latter. This is because the use of new tools requires a constant “upgrade” – and in some ways change – of our neural network. Every scientist and neurologist can confirm that it is true that our brain is flexible, and this is the result from its rapid and systematic speed of adaptation to new situations. But in some ways it seems to people of another epoque we really lost something important:the dialogue between each others.