This week we will dive into Breaking Smart, Venkat's essays that most explicitly addresses architecture in the early 21st century. The speed trials this week will explore how architecture is antithetical to Venkat's ideas of what makes Silicon Valley tick. You can find all the reading this week at breakingsmart.com. If you didn't read "A Big Little Idea Called Legibility" last week on ribbonfarm, I suggest you start there.
Here's various perspectives pairings:
- hacker/architecture: Kavya and Matthew R
- promethean/pastoralist: Anisa and Matt
- bits/atoms: Jean and Grace
- tinkering/goals: Aastha and Valerie
- serendipity/zemblanity: Wen and Graham
One person from each pair will be randomly selected to tell the story while the other will cross-examine. Remember, this is not fiction, you are effectively teaching the class, trying to bring your classmates up to speed by compressing what you've learned into the most compelling and elegant exposition. Stories should be about 3-5 mins. Try to use the chalk board this time. If I've missed your name, email me and I'll give you a topic.