Joel Gethin Lewis
RCA, Design Without, Wednesday 18th October 2017
Always wanted to see behind the curtain.
How can we stand on the shoulders of giants if they are secret? Portrait of Sir Isaac Newton, credit: Sir Godfrey Kneller (1689).
Rich: Top 0.26% / 15,358,481st richest person in the world. Source: Global Rich List
Male: I will earn between 18% and 34% more than a woman with the same qualifications and experience. Source: Gender Pay Gap
Credit: Jane Elliott, see also: "How Discrimination Feels".
We don't have much time, why not do something interesting? Source: Wait But Why.
George Mallory on climbing Everest:
"Because it's there".
There are 10 kinds of people in the world. Those that understand binary and those that don't.
Realising there could be different numeral systems blew my mind.
What makes something good? What if objects had opinions?
Solving problems - asking people what they want!
Somantics: promoting self-awareness, confidence and independence.
Story of teaching code to graphic designers at Central Saint Martins.
Sharing how I see things.
Cosmos: a random journey through the known universe. Walkouts, meditations and joy.
Have reasons for things. They don't have to satisfy anyone else but yourself, but have reasons. Imperial tour given by someone in a Star Wars t-shirt. I found out Ridley Scott went to Royal College of Art.
Temet Nosce: Know Thyself. The most difficult thing of all. What is the thing you find yourself doing when you are supposed to be doing something else?
Adding audio interactivity to Massive Attack stage shows. The moment when 3D pointed the microphone at the crowd! Realtime makes interaction possible.
Many reasons: selling software seems to me to be ethically wrong. Sell support by all means. In addition, you must own the means of production otherwise you are at the mercy of other peoples greed, stupidity and ignorance.
Learning how to present technical information without understanding it. No one wants to see a bad presentation. Three minute presentations on unknown subjects. At its most basic, effective communication.
Just keep swimming! Don't give up. Be the last person standing.
Minimise psychic load - work with people that are better than you, be honest about your shortcomings.
Too lazy to lie.
Getting the correct name can enable a project to happen. Conversely knowing the true origin of a name can be inspirational. See: A piece of Art as big as India.
Not narratives - enabling people to make their own stories.
Formalised by Craig Reynolds with his Boids system (1986).
With these three simple rules, flocking emerges.
I want you to find Emergence. Somewhere. Document it and try to find its rules.