When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

21 March 2008

How to think

When I applied for my faculty job at the MIT Media Lab, I had to write a teaching statement. One of the things I proposed was to teach a class called "How to Think," which would focus on how to be creative, thoughtful, and powerful in a world where problems are extremely complex, targets are continuously moving, and our brains often seem like nodes of enormous networks that constantly reconfigure. In the process of thinking about this, I composed 10 rules, which I sometimes share with students. I've listed them here, followed by some practical advice on implementation.
Great article, well worth reading a time or ten.

Ed Boyden's Blog, MIT Technology Review, "How To Think"

Hat tip: Kottke

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