Discussions:Design and Science
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Joichi Ito 1/30/2016
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Private. Collaborators only.
That’s an interesting and good point. I think we still need the disciplines and their rigor. I think language defines and helps us think, but it also limits us. I think that being able to move between the sciences as well as sometime “go meta” and move beyond the constraints of their languages is important too. Probably an AND not and OR.
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Dan Lockton 1/31/2016
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Private. Collaborators only.
Thanks Joi. Yes, definitely AND. I think even having an organisation like the Media Lab that explicitly recognises the value of depth and breadth, and has an explicit aim of enabling “going meta”, is very valuable. There aren’t many places that do this, or are able to attract/support the right mix of people.