And I hope that point would resonate with Muriel. After she took a class with Nicholas Negroponte, she’s quoted to have said the code on screen “didn’t make any goddamned sense…” I’ve always felt that these are precisely the people I want to bring into the field. The technically inclined will find their way regardless, but they’ll also make things that suit their more technical interests. A field gets interesting, however, and only truly evolves, when it expands by bringing in people with different kinds of abilities and experiences.
…stically and in terms of its edges, where its edges bump up against the thing it’s pushing back at. This place of encounter is a place of friction, messy and in between; there are no masters here because we’re all standing on the same unstable ground. But such friction is what we need to take action, to be moved to do anything. Which is to say, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.
…rty, that you become an active part of the project itself. It’s not enough just to buy your way in. You have to devote your time, your attention and intention, and it’s not enough to think through whatever issues arise, or to merely talk about them. Something has to be done, which is another way of saying that something has to be made.