Generous Design, 2023
Year-long circle between coaching and Critical Business School. We will use the Principles of Generous Design as a focal point for our exploration and discourse. In hindsight, I realize this manifesto articulated personal philosophy in a time of change (from corporate innovation to coaching).
Each member will produce an artifact embedding a personal philosophy, and practices to support it.
More on the concept of personal philosophy in this image.
Ask yourself what you are interested in at least once a month.
Never try and learn answers. Always reflect on how you ask questions.
When someone challenges you, take it as a compliment. They could have kept their mouth shut. Silence is the biggest offense.
Order is overrated, and so are rules. Machines do both best.
Learn to identify moments of discomfort. That is learning.
Look at everything upside down.
Learn to dance with your words and thoughts.
Be a traveler, not a conqueror.
Don’t think about the cause and effect of actions, focus on the design of environments.
Love the unknown.
Listen to Feelings.
Fridays in 2023, noon ET, for 60 minutes
$500 per month, $400 when subscribing (10% off when signing up before 12/1/22).
Everything Will Happen, 2023
Everything Will Happen is a non-technical, non-futuristic space to learn about AI and its practicality. We will use ChatGPT, Bing, and Bard to explore how language frames output and measure its usefulness.
AI literacy is the ability to understand and use AI technologies. The articulation and framing of input and output are essential for making informed decisions about using AI.
I am a designer, writer, and coach. After helping MoMA think about its future (with Co: Collective), I spent a couple of years deep diving into AI and augmentation (usefulness and uselessness) between 2012 and 2015. I have given a TEDx talk on AI and Design, been part of an academic grant on computational linguistics, and co-wrote the first Complexity Design course at the New School.
The group will meet weekly via Zoom call on Mondays at noon ET for $100 monthly. This call will provide an opportunity to learn the field's history, articulate insights and integrate one's opinions about the use and hype of automation.
The circle run for over 3 months in 2023 and is now closed.
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Thirdness, 2020 - 2021
Thirdness is a paid members group for life-long learners, a rehearsal room for thinking:
- Process before product
- Thirdness, not oneness
- A space for small actions
- $100 a month
Thirdness closed at the end of October 2021.
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