rapid prototyping to slow

rapid prototyping graphic 2

rapid prototyping sounds stressful. but that’s machine talk. that’s what tech likes/wants to give us.

perhaps this is less about singularity and more about a dance.

can we let the machine get to an infinitesimally small/ginormous enough limit – 24/7 – until it runs into slow/us…

rather than us hankering-after/climbing-over/rushing-about/competing .. always in a state of stress..

perhaps we’ve manufactured enough knowledge/cognition/facts to start dancing/breathing/being with tech/machine.

perhaps we let go.. and swim into the limit\less ness.. of humanity.. rather than racing/calculating/documenting the efficiency.. of machine..?

what might happen if we questioned/rejected prep/training/line-of-best-fitting/proving and instead invested our time/hearts/minds on a lot more improv in the now

might we start to see more clearly and be more fittingly us.

slow matters. breathing matters. and too often – we are missing it.

[of note: in 20 years of asking youth what advice they had for adults.. #1 answer – to chill/relax.]




everything as experiment

via Greg Satell:

But what you really need to know about big data is this:  It represents a fundamental shift in how we do things.  In effect, big data opens the door to a Bayesian approach to strategy where…

 we no longer try to be “right” based on controlled research and small samples, but rather become less wrong over time as real world information floods in.

 of math and men

James Bach


One man’s rebellion against America’s obsession with stuff, long work hours, and quick fixes http://t.co/wynqW9WK1k

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CityLab/status/540957137951019009