“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 

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  • 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…

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