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Monday musing on making and play – 2/27/23

The way we look at the world is influenced by our experiences and preconceptions. We use them to understand something new and to develop perspective. In doing so, we synthesize information from one context to inform another.   The experiences that I often find myself…

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Friday Links and Objects of Interest – 2/24/23

This week we have quite a few readings on AI, because, well it’s experiencing an explosion of growth around the world. Another thing that seems to be seeing its day in the sun is one of my favorite topics — object oriented ontology. Lots of…

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Monday musing on 808s and transistors – 2/20/23

Developing real, tangible things is a messy process where one must listen to, and work with, the material they have available to them. By allowing the materials to lead the process of development, we embed their imperfections and constraints into our designs, which subsequently influences…

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Friday Links and Objects of Interest – 2/17/23

I fell off the habit horse toward the beginning of the week, but got back on and came back hard in the second half. This week’s list is a strange mix of curiosities, stories, and things I’m tinkering with — there’s no particular theme because…

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Monday musing on innovation – 2/13/23

Everything around us is magic, and nobody knows how things work. From the phones in our pockets, to the cars that ferry us around, to our systems of government, all of the critical things that have changed the way we think, work, and play are…

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Friday Links and Objects of Interest – 2/10/23

It’s been something of a full week, but I’ve still found some time to tinker with GPT integrations, read a few interesting posts on the Internet, and tinker with a few video game ideas for Playdate. Let’s dive right in: — Snoop Dogg retweeted me….

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Monday musing on design and understanding – 2/6/23

Tim Ingold describes thinking through making — a concept he interrlates with design — as a line that meanders, much like a donkey following its own path. Conversely, design has been described (through design thinking) as a straight line toward achieving some objective or solving…

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Friday links and objects of interest – 2/3/23

Lately, I’ve been working on a blueprint for what I’m thinking of broadly as “innovation spaces.” That is, physical spaces that support innovation. This is tricky, because any physical space is necessarily located within a community — whether that’s a company, a school, a town,…

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Monday musing on electric outlets – 1/30/23

Hacakday posted a piece a while back about the creation of the electrical outlet and how it came to the form factor that we know today. What’s most interesting about this piece is how the mixture of market forces and arbitrary aesthetic opinions come to…

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Friday links and objects of interest – 1/27/23

The new year started almost a month ago, and along with that, classes at DePaul. I’ve been teaching a metaphysics class this term that’s had some success in the past. Along with that, I’m closing a study abroad class out with a course on Rewilding…

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