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Big-Tent Problems « Easily Distracted
So here’s one thing I was thinking about: what intellectual issues and questions by their nature require discussion between a very heterogenous group of disciplines and intellects for innovative solutions or some kind of forward motion to emerge?

Almost any problem or question could probably benefit from having more than one perspective or angle devoted to it, but for many academic questions or policy problems, the natural range of useful contributions ought to be fairly narrow....I’m focused here just on intellectual and applied problems where heterogeneity in methods, bodies of knowledge and perspective are a requirement for progress. A few examples, and I’d be glad to hear of more along these lines: SETI, artificial intelligence, economic development, education, cultural creation
dialogue  problem-solving  diversity  ideas  idea-generation 
june 2010 by tsuomela
Searching for Value in Ludicrous Ideas - Allison Arieff Blog - NYTimes.com
That’s why I am so enamored with the work of inventor/author/cartoonist/former urban planner Steven M. Johnson, a sort of R. Crumb meets R. Buckminster Fuller. Johnson is a former urban planner, and his work tends toward the nodes where social issues intersect with design and urban planning issues.

In discussing his often fantastical, sometimes silly, sometimes visionary concepts, he has said, “If I could use two words to describe what it is that I enjoy it is that I love to be sneakily outrageous . . . [It may be that] I have decided an idea has no practical worth and would never be likely to be adopted seriously (like most of my ideas), but I like it anyway.”
design  invention  ideas  idea-generation  drawing 
may 2009 by tsuomela
MetaMemes - Bringing People and Ideas Together : ThinkCube
Our unique ThinkCubation process incorporates many conventional brainstorming techniques and frames innovation in a process that is easy to follow and consistently produces results.
creativity  idea-generation  products 
february 2008 by tsuomela
Site to share ideas for inventions and innovations.
creativity  idea-generation  inventions  innovation 
july 2005 by tsuomela

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