Blog Prompt 8: Gershenfeld & Khan comparison.
For Blog Prompt 8 we were to compare the writings of Gershenfeld and Khan. In the Gershenfeld article he talks about his class "how to build almost anthing". He talks about how the kids are more motivated by the desire to make things they actually want as opposed to things that dont exist. For this class at MIT they have a joke saying that they can only graduate when their thesis can walk out of the printer. I find this most intreguing. He addresses how the world has become dependant on technology even into its most remote parts. Promoting kids in science should be done by giving them the means to do so and not by inflicting information upon them. He feels that this technology will inspire people to start creating their own technological futures.
On the other hand in the Khan article he talks about architecture and natural light. He says that "architecture with out presence exists as a realization of sprit." He thinks that no space can be built w/o the concideration of natural light and that structure is the maker of light. The one thing that he talks about that is similar to Gershenfeld was creating a unorthodox university. This university would be for the people with out one set program. The entire space has to be based off of the desire by the collective to learn, in their own special way. Similar to the class at MIT. "because man doesnt really learn anything that's not part of himself."