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Loosely Held Strong Convictions

0ebf471a3ae8df42a84f93a7efbbdbd0?s=47 Ash Furrow
October 10, 2015

Loosely Held Strong Convictions


Ash Furrow

October 10, 2015

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  1. Ash Furrow, Artsy Loosely Held Strong Convictions

  2. A massive explosion…

  3. –Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson “We are all connected; To each

    other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.”
  4. Strong convictions, Loosely held

  5. Agenda • We jump to conclusions • We silo ourselves

    • We dismiss each other • We demand justification
  6. Okay It’s going to be

  7. I have an idea for a game… This is actually

    a fun talk!
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  10. Dreyfus model of Skill Acquisition

  11. Five Stages • Novice • Advanced Beginner • Competent •

    Proficient • Expert
  12. Crave As beginners, we Rules

  13. But there are no rules

  14. Expertise is just Opinion Informed

  15. Silos seem friendly…

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  22. Why?

  23. I dunno, evolution I guess

  24. Oh, and society

  25. Freud called this “der Narzißmus der kleinen Differenzen”

  26. small differences The narcissism of

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  29. Unimaginable

  30. Unknowable

  31. Context All decisions come from a

  32. Amazing People are

  33. Scale Our brains can’t handle our

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  35. Tell me, what’s your favourite colour?” “

  36. #398CCC

  37. Why?

  38. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ I just like it

  39. Tell me, what’s your favourite programming language?” “

  40. Swift

  41. Why?

  42. ಠ_ಠ

  43. We demand justification for personal preferences

  44. Of each other, and of ourselves

  45. change It’s ok to your mind

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  48. —Ash Furrow “When my feelings change, I change my mind.

    What do you do?”
  49. Wrap Up • We can appreciate others’ ideas • We

    have more in common than not • We are extraordinarily complex, incredible, miraculous creatures • We can go easy on ourselves, and on others
  50. We are born in stars… Let’s act like it.