a curious mind
"I continue on my own way, conscious of the responsibility I take upon myself whenever I add a new presence to an already overcrowded physical world."
-- Anna Castelli Ferrieri
(architect and product designer for her italian furniture company, Kartell)
musk is advocating for AI Safety review and quidelines before all else goes wild. there's no holding back AI superintelligence once unleashed. oh, bill gates agrees with musk, too.
the diagram represents the ecosystem of design, as i see it. the education of designers is broad and deep across multiple domains to prepare for the future.
twin tower concept model - cia mooney
If Americans decide to end the use of coal, seems only fair we commit to retraining folks mining in Colorado and Utah, along the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana, throughout Appalachia, and those still working the country's earliest coal basins along the Illinois River*.
There's no easy answer to retraining any workforce, especially when the tech future, as distinctly different from mining, so clearly dominates our point of view. the nation's strategic Education plans do not show how workforce disruption will be addressed. the Polish sociologist, Zygmunt Bauman, believes we are in a "liquid modernity" where some of us will make the leap to the new era and some of us will not.
can we meet the challenge and become more mindful of the planetary, employment, and artificial intelligence future that is both blessing and curse?
To counterbalance any further deterioration of human senses -- meaning the geo-political sense, the human dignity sense and the environmental sensibility -- we start from a new scratch pad where education is decoupled from the past.
How can we do better facing disruption?
I don't have the answers, but see that the paradign shift in education and human learning as a state of "infinite beta".
in drawing the tomb for coal, i imagined it placed at the mouth of the last coal shaft to be mined, thinking the miners and the nation deserve a formal place of remembrance.
What solutions to flood control and flood barriers already exist today? I went looking for answers.
The world of emergency preparedness is caught between yesterday and today. An internet search delivers up the Army Corps of Engineers studying 4 foot round tubes made from geo-textiles that would wrap around structures, ribbon along rivers and defend eroding beaches. Another found the Chinese deploying gabions, huge wire cages filled with stone. Then there are modular barrier walls and membrane systems used in Europe. I looked up sandbags and found that I could get 8 bags if I lived in the flood zone in my area. Hmmm...8 bags. That's about enough to fill one doorway.
What struck me was the breadth of solutions and the lack of implementation of any or at the very least, visibility to their deployment in america. We continually rely on the strong backs of the National Guard and the humble sandbag. Stating the obvious -- we know water levels will rise. We know the coastal regions and watershed systems will fill as snowcaps and fresh water glaciers crack, then slide into salty seas.
Have we thought this through and what are the options?
Tambo is the name for a project that I'm working on to discover more about flood control and flood prevention. Would be cool to connect to folks who know this world.
write me -- firstname.lastname@example.org
"things that are equal to the same thing are equal to each other." - euclid
white+black chair model - cia mooney