mamie rheingold

maime rheingold bw

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On December 19, 2012 my dad took a break from hurting his brain learning Python to text me: “I almost seriously want you to quit your job and co-learn with me for a while.”

I replied “!!!” 

After 3-weeks of adventuring through SE Asia and the turning of a new year I decided that I didn’t need to quit. But I did need to give myself the gift of time to learn a few of the things I wanted to learn and to work on side projects that I struggled to fit into nights and weekends.  

So I decided to take what I call a “personal learning leave”.  For the months of July & August I treated learning & side projects like a full-time job. And for two days every week, I co-learned with my dad. We alternated between my loft in the Mission and his garden in Marin. We kicked off our sessions with a (usually) homemade lunch & discussion about mind augmentation tools or the evolution of Western philosophy. Our afternoons were dominated by code — either the conceptual complexities of Python (Classes! I understand Classes and Object Oriented Programming now!!!) or the tactile tangible trial-and-error of electronics (from breadboards to soldering our own circuit boards!).

There is so much I need to document… the process of being a beginner & learning new skills, the questions I explored, the things I built, the syllabus my dad created and curated for me, my advice for learning programming, the synthesis of how these 2 months re-programmed my mind and showed me new ways to think… 

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howard on mamie

Mamie on fastcompany about google worksmart..

there are 3 videos.. all linked in this one post.. linked to graphic below..

mamie on google

imagine if we thought of school/life this way. in the city. as the day. no prep. no training. just facilitating what you need.

2 convos as infra

as it could be

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links to her first post on documenting this DIY with her dad.

via post right after that one (why learning to code makes my brain hurt):

I think it is so beautiful how we are all managing & contributing to the commons of the internet, and how the collective intelligence we can all see in something like Wikipedia also exists at a deeper level… that the underbelly of the internet is also composed of many individuals working independently & together to create a greater whole. Gestalt!

But the internet will only remain a commons if more people are active creators of knowledge and applications, not just consumers.

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