From a spoon to a city

An architect must be able to design everything from a spoon to a city. I have always been fascinated by people who display a broad range of creative output. Our culture pushes us towards specialization and labels, hence it can be a bit hard to explore diverse interests. But when people do, they create great …

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When you start, you suck

Over last few weeks I have been reflecting on my past work, and one big idea which hit me - when you begin something, anything, you really, really suck. We see the very final polished versions of products and ideas when we consume them, hence it is hard to imagine how raw, unformed, and fragile …

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Low Floors, High Ceilings

Making tools Seymour Papert, the educationist and key thinker in the field of Artificial Intelligence, believed in a principle called "Low Floors, high ceilings". “When discussing technologies to support learning and education, my mentor Seymour Papert often emphasized the importance of “low floors” and “high ceilings.” For a technology to be effective, he said, it …

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