(Under construction, as they are being written after the event.)
Summaries and further readings
- Editor's Workshop – Staszek Krawczyk
After a general discussion on linguistic correctness, we've run through a few texts (provided by the participants themselves) to discuss some writing, editing and proofreading problems in the Polish language.
- Some Songs by Jacek Kaczmarski – Staszek Krawczyk
I've performed a number of songs and talked about them a little bit. You can read about Kaczmarski here. You may note that a very similar point appears in the program of the 2nd Offtopicarium; however, we only found time for few pieces there, so now I was able to amend for this.
- Complexity – Artur Piróg
What makes life a so beautiful phenomenon? Why we are homeostatic creatures? The difference between machines and living organism is the level of complexity and dynamics of its structure. We are homeostatic creatures. Studying of living organism encounters a non-intuitive obstacles just because of its complexity and resistance to current computational methods of analysis.
- On individual communication vs mass transit - Krzysztof Zieleniewski
- Warp drive - Star Trek vs. reality – Piotr Rożek
Interstellar travel is essential element of science-fiction. Unfortunately, distances in our galaxy are so large, that using today's technology would take thousands of thousands of years. One of technologies that have some physical justification is used in e.g. Star Trek - warp drive - an engine that would curve the spacetime in specific way that traveling with speeds higher than speed of light would be possible.
- Mathematics and collaboration (ODP file with slides) - Krzysztof Gogolewski
I discussed two highly successful applications of technology to mathematics: improving the Zhang's theorem on bounded gaps between primes and writing a book on homotopy type theory. Computers can assist in two ways: allow communication and organisation (via blog comments, revision control etc.) and find/verify content (finding admissible sets of primes, formal verification of theorems in a book). To preserve rigor, tools used for the second purpose should necessarily be open source.
- Learning by playing - Piotr Migdał
Education should use child's curiosity, rather than inhibit it. Games and playing seem to be natural ways of learning, and have great potential to be used.
- About Social Phobia - Marta Czarnocka-Cieciura
A short description of very common, but not so well known psychiatric disorder.
- Chirality in nature - Aleksandra Klimek
- Jazz and all that - improvisation, swarm intelligence and ant computations - Daniel Borek
- Paradoxes of rationality - Tomek Kołodziejczuk
- Polyamory 101 - Marcin Kurczych
- The changing map - how to survive interesting times - Petros Polonos
- Do It Yourself 2.0 - Maciej Sawicki
- How not to screw up an event - Kamila Stępniowska
- A few words about animal minds - Zuzanna Borzymowska
- LilyPond - software for music notation - Jan Warchoł -
- What offends me about "correct Polish"? - Bartłomiej Chromik
Why standard Polish is perceived to be the only correct variation of this language?
- Sign language - the question of identity - Olga Pokorska
- Diary studies 101, or what is writing diaries all about - Małgorzata Joanna Adamczyk
- In what way does language limit us? - Jakub Ślęzak
- Physicist on the stock market II: 8 months later - Grzegorz Link
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