Zengineering: A Philosophy of Science, Technology, Art & Engineering
About This Show
Zengineering Podcast is for everyone who loves Science & Technology and also cares deeply about the beauty of Life's Big Questions. We (Adam & Brian) are obsessed with the spot where modern Science, Technology & Engineering meet Philosophy, Art & Spirituality. As proud wearers of lifetime nerd badges, we have found this to be the place where the most interesting questions are both formulated and discussed.
Through Zengineering Podcast we discuss lots of tech, dive deeply into science and engineering, and go on lots of random tangents in a pursuit of how to build mental models of the world that inform and guide our actions in positive ways. We do our best to share this exploration.
Episodes are released every two weeks, with the occasional bonus in between.
Please rate us on iTunes, support us on Patreon, and visit our website at https://zengineeringpodcast.com.
Most Recent Episode
040 - On Star Wars vs Star Trek - May the Prime Directive Be With You
7 days ago
Welcome back, Zengineers. We’re finally doing it. Yes! Wait, what are we talking about? Star Wars versus Star Trek! YAY!!! Do you think the Millennium Falcon is the greatest ship of all time? Do you think Captain Kirk is the ultimate hero? Are photon torpedoes better than blaster cannons? Ahhhh ... so many things to discuss. Well ... we picked just a few in this first of likely MANY episodes discussing Star Wars and Star Trek, two of our favorite fictional universes. We tried to stay away from arguing about merit, and instead just wanted to talk about how Star Wars and Star Trek compare to each other, what we love about each, and fun ways to apply lessons from these worlds into our real world. Real world... ha! We start off with some broad discussion about the universes and how they’re different from a genre standpoint. We quickly recognize that one is not “better” than the other, but that they just happen to slot into different places in fiction and in our lives. Star Wars is a mythological exploration of good and evil while Star Trek is often mostly political in nature ... the west wing in space. From there we travel through our personal favorite things about the different worlds... swords, prime directives, grunge, smugglers, the force, the Borg, lightsabers, and replicators... This episode is a grand exploration of probably the World’s most beloved stories, characters, technologies, and fantasies. Enjoy it, and let us know what you think about Star Wars and Star Trek on the socials or on our blog at https://www.zengineeringpodcast.com. And, as always, don’t forget to rate and review us on iTunes and support the show on Patreon. Cheers ~ Adam & Brian
Rated 5 out of
Quite Mind Bending
Great podcast with quite quirky and interesting hosts. Love the paths they take to find the purpose and meaning behind modern tech.
Date published: 2016-11-14