Patrick Collison Wednesday; video of Tyler Cowen
Upcoming: Patrick Collison, Max Roser, Deirdre McCloskey, Joel Mokyr
Upcoming schedule for “The Torch of Progress”, the speaker series of Progress Studies For Young Scholars (all times Pacific):
Patrick Collison: Wed, Jun 17, 5pm
Max Roser: Wed, Jun 24, 10am
Deirdre McCloskey: Thu, Jul 2, 10am
Joel Mokyr: Wed, July 8, 10am (NEW! mark your calendar, registration link coming soon)
Live events open to the public, please register! Many more to come.
Video: Tyler Cowen on progress, stagnation and complacency
The Torch of Progress, Episode 2
In the second episode of The Torch of Progress, I talked to Tyler Cowen, “the godfather of progress studies”, to ask him about progress, stagnation, complacency, progress studies itself, and his experiences with Emergent Ventures and Fast Grants.
Teasing apart the S-curves
How to analyze progress, stagnation, and low-hanging fruit
Is progress slowing down? If so, what’s causing it? Both of these questions can get confused if we don’t tease apart the S-curves:
Interview: Neoliberal Podcast
Jeremiah Johnson interviewed me for the Neoliberal Podcast. In addition to the usual topics we got a bit into my evolving views on the major drivers of progress and where we might be falling short today. Find it on Apple Podcasts.
Interview: Mr. Bright Side
Matthew Boulton interviewed me for his podcast Mr. Bright Side. Watch the video above or find the audio on Apple Podcast. Or see these bite-sized video excerpts:
Stripe Press to provide science & engineering books to Progress Studies for Young Schola
The Art of Doing Science and Engineering, by Richard Hamming, a Turing award winner who worked at Bell Labs and on the Manhattan Project
The Dream Machine, a biography of computing pioneer J. C. R. Licklider, by M. Mitchell Waldrop
These books will help inspire our students to their own great achievements in science and engineering. We’re grateful to Stripe for donating them.
Apply to the program, or share this link with teens you know: progressstudies.school