There’s something to be done

Weiwei Hsu
Sep 15, 2017 · 3 min read

I’m figuring this out as I go. One’s ability to articulate an idea always lags behind the understanding of the idea, and the understanding of an idea often lags behind the embodiment in which it is first given life. It can take a surprising amount of time to come to understand what a prototype is trying to “say”, and longer still to say it oneself.

— Bret Victor


Self-actualization

Why must: We present the best imagined version of ourselves, we shame ourselves for not being better, we desire to be included, when being vulnerable in front of others, and with each other, is the only key to being truly cared by, and cared for. We have volunteered to blind fold ourselves, and trust the societal structure that was built for us, only to find out, when looking back at the end of the journey, that there were no “best career”, “highest return of investment”, but that there are people that care about us, and people that we care about.

Climate change

Why must: We are all living on a minimum viable planet, and the news may not talk about it, but yes, we are in World War III, except this time, we are all on the same team, and we cannot afford to lose (from Saul Griffith).

Building timelessly

Why must: With technology augmenting what we say, what we think, and what we do both positively and negatively, we find ourselves glitching: looking down at a rectangle, crouching in a corner, swiping on a piece glass, laughing at the same rectangle, etc. It is not a question of why, but how can we cease to glitch socially, and amplify our collective intellect instead?


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A place for seniors at CCA working on their thesis to blog their discoveries. Section run by Christina Wodtke.