The Feynman Approach

  • Step one - write down the problem.
  • Step two - think really hard.
  • Step three - write down the solution.

The Atemporal Approach

  • Step one - write problem in a search engine, see if somebody else has solved it already.
  • Step two - write problem in my blog; study the commentory cross-linked to other guys.
  • Step three - write my problem in Twitter in a hundred and forty characters. See if I can get it that small. See if it gets retweeted.
  • Step four - open source the problem; supply some instructables to get me as far as I’ve been able to get, see if the community takes it any further.
  • Step five - start a Ning social network about my problem, name the network after my problem, see if anybody accumulates around my problem.
  • Step six - make a video of my problem. Youtube my video, see if it spreads virally, see if any media convergence accumulates around my problem.
  • Step seven - create a design fiction that pretends that my problem has already been solved. Create some gadget or application or product that has some relevance to my problem and see if anybody builds it.
  • Step eight - exacerbate or intensify my problem with a work of interventionist tactical media.
  • Step nine - find some kind of pretty illustrations from the Flickr ‘Looking into the Past’ photo pool.

extracted from Bruce Sterling's keynote at #tm10 “atemporality for the creative artist

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