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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A city responds to a shooting

I usually only write about products, design and startups here. But today is different. Last week, on 18 March 2019, a man opened fire on some innocent people in a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Three people lost their lives, five others were injured. The shooting occurred at 10.45 am. I was in …

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