“Like a sound we can not hear…

…there may be thoughts we can not think.” Without new tools. – Richard Hamming via Bret Victor from “Media for Thinking the Unthinkable”.

Wonderful stuff. I see a timeline in many of the representations Victor employs and the temporal nature of a system seems to be part of what he’s emphasizing. (I often need to remind myself, when working on an app, that I’m not “designing a better poster” of a calendar, for example. Rather, it can move; it can be interrogated.)


Details: http://worrydream.com/MediaForThinkingTheUnthinkable/

The whole talk: http://vimeo.com/67076984

Notes (particularly cool): http://worrydream.com/#!/MediaForThinkingTheUnthinkable/note.html

More Victor, complete with overheads: http://vimeo.com/71278954 

Featured Posts

Follow Along

Stay up to date with the latest news & examples from SeedCode

1 Comment

  • john renfrew

    this is the best and most inspiring 40 mins I spent all year!! – and I read Edward Tufte…
    thank you for the link…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Check out some of our other posts ...

Comments in FileMaker Calendar

Highlight Notes and Comments in Your Calendar

Inline Notes in DayBack Calendar The latest DayBack extension adds an icon to your events when there is a comment present that matches your criteria. You can

Closed Through the New Year

SeedCode is closed for our holiday break from December 19th through the end of the year. We’ll have folks available in case of emergencies and



Stay up to date with the latest news & examples from SeedCode

© 2023 SeedCode, Inc.