ayah bdeir

ayah bdeir

[screen capture from ted (below) right when she’s saying – she didn’t buy into transistor being only for experts]

intro’d to Ayah at #ml30 (resonation with her thinking on beyond ness ie: equity..then ah. ..she’s gershenfeld… ness)

on the need for beyond media lab – @ayahbdeir #ML30 – let’s do this first ness

on the snap – @ayahbdeir #ML30 – 1 yr to be 5 ness

how to go beyond a gershenfeld in every class – @ayahbdeir #ML30

on getting away from saying – are we learning – @ayahbdeir #ML30 – nice – similar w/many others ie: are we reading

starting tweeting Ayah ‘s words:

stem/steam too specific future – rather life long learning..
but then she added –
then she realized.. we need a bit of instruction..so give a bit of direction to get people going.. then can make it their own..
perhaps why we haven’t yet scaled..
perhaps we don’t need that bit of instruction
so dang..
@ayahbdeir perhaps you were right at 1st (direction too specific for future). perhaps we just haven’t seen the dance when it’s all of us.
so we can be us


2012 ted – building blocks that blink, beep and teach

1868 – first blocks

1\ 1947 – concrete block – leggo – didn’t have to be an engineer – leggo made it accessible.. took building block of world and made it building block of our imagination

2\ same year –  transistor – made everything interactive – but only for experts – i didn’t buy that – so – little bits


find/follow Ayah:

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on little bits site:


wikipedia small

Ayah Bdeir (born 1982 in Montreal, Canada) is the founder and CEO of littleBits, an open source library of modular electronics that snap together with magnets. Bdeir is considered one of the leaders of the Maker Movement and Open Hardware Movement and a proponent of an open Internet of Things. She was named to Fast Company’s list of “Most Creative People in Business” in 2013, Entrepreneur magazine’s 10 Up and Coming Leaders to Watch (2014), and Popular Mechanics’ 25 Makers Who are Reinventing the American Dream (2014). Bdeir was named a 2010 Creative Commons fellow for her work in defining Open Hardware and for co-founding the Open Hardware Summits of 2010 and 2011. She is an MIT Media Lab alum and a TED Senior Fellow.


gershenfeld something else law

perhaps – a nother way