21. Century Zeitgeist

No More Factory Model for Universities!

203 universities, 160.000 working academicians, 8M enrolled students. That is the summary of Turkish higher education scene. The important question here is: What is the cumulative impact created by the graduates of these universities? When we exclude top 10 universities which generate around 95% of the technological, scientific and economic impact, the rest is nothing but negligible. In this…
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Thinking About The “Alt-Tech”

Watching the Christchurch gunman Brenton Tarrant’s (28) headband camera’s online streaming video, 90’s kids would not find anything they have not seen before. If you’ve ever played a first-person shooter game such as Call of Duty or Battlefield, you will understand how much the 28-year-old Australian sociopath was affected by the time he spent shooting ‘enemies’ online. New…
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Design and Architecture for Sustainable Innovation

While technology triggers transformation in every aspect of our life, do design and architecture succeed to keep up with this change to provide us with suitable habitats to live in? Architecture is an industry inspired and transformed by evolution. Take Brunelleschi’s…
21. Century Zeitgeist

Digital Arts in a Digital Age

From airplane patterns, to music rhythms, roads and various trackable human habits, online data is used to explore new frontiers in digital arts. The resulting images, figures or pieces are not just condensed information; it’s art. Data is the digital equivalent of a…
21. Century Zeitgeist

Why We Established Beginning Node?

“The global system we are part of seems to be spinning out of control. Headlines around the world tell us something is amiss in many societies. I believe many of the developments we see today in individual countries and societies are part of an interconnected network of cause and effect. The entire global system is under stress.” (Klaus Schwab, Our global system has spun out of control.
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Manipulation of Viewpoint

Our interpretation of history as well as our time, as it unfolds, are influenced by what we see, watch and read. How authentic, reconstructred or falsified they are? How are we influenced about how images conveyed messages? Do you recall the photograph in the title, which…
21. Century Zeitgeist

Grappling With Globalization 4.0

“This article was written by Klaus Schwab and originally published on project-syndicate.org , on 11/05/2018.” The world is experiencing an economic and political upheaval that will not cease any time soon. The forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution have ushered in a new economy and a new form of globalization, both of which demand new forms of governance to safeguard the public…
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