Apr 7, 2012

Guiding Ideas from Old Research

In trying to get back to a brain space conducive to the synthesis of events, ideas, and evaluations that need to happen, I revisited some of my research from early fall semester (when I was obsessed with Richard Sennett and Organic User Interfaces). I came across three quotations that were formative then and still hold major resonance with the mission of my thesis:

“I want to make a simple proposal about this engaged material consciousness: we become particularly interested in the things we can change…. People invest thought in the things they can change…”

“…evolution occurs when a new material condition suggests the new use of a new tool.”

Richard Sennett, The Craftsman

“One of the best ways to gain a deeper understanding of something is to create it, to construct it, to build it.”

Mitch Resnick, Behavior Construction Kits

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