- IDEOWorking Student, 2012 - 2013
- The World Café FoundationHost of the Online Community, 2010 - 2012
- The HubHost, 2008 - 2009
- Institute for Participatory DesignTeam Member, 2009 - 2010
I am 27 and currently living near Munich, Germany. Travels and longer stays include USA, Colombia, Tunisia and most of Western Europe. I briefly studied Bioinformatics and spent 3 years at the KaosPilot school in Denmark.
- University of Applied Sciences, MunichScientific Computing, 2012 - 2015
- KaosPilotsProject Management, Business & Process Design, Leadership, 2009 - 2012
- Fachhochschule WeihenstephanBioinformatics, 2007 - 2008
- Fachoberschule LandsbergTechnics, 2004 - 2006
- Realschule Buchloe
- Joseph-Bernhart-Gymnasium Türkheim
- Maristenkolleg Mindelheim Gymnasium
- Grundschule Buchloe
Conversation with Samuel (5) during uncle-duty today:
S: We have so many Lego bricks but no building-instructions :(
Me: That's true. Well, what do you think about making instructions ourselves based on those amazing vehicles you created there?
S: Mmh, how do you mean?
Me: You could use drawings and writing to explain every step of your building-process.
S: But I can't write that well yet.
Me: I can write for you, no problem.
S: (thinks long...) Uncle Beni?
S: Can you please go and get some paper?
And the next hour we spent immersed in creating Lego-instructions for vehicles and creatures Samuel invented on the spot.
Quickly he understood the concept of drawing a graphical model from the three basic angles (front, side, top) step by step and labeling the parts precisely. It is important to think which perspective to choose and how many new pieces to add in one instruction step. We must think ahead how well we, or someone else, might comprehend these instructions when reversing the process at some point; building based on instructions instead of creating instructions based on a building.
We drew both and I wrote. I was so enjoying how he really got a handle on this abstract idea of representing something in a way it can be reproduced later. After we finished the first set of instructions (for a dragon... sort of) I told him that we could now deconstruct (=smash) the real model because we can reproduce infinitely many based on these instructions - he was clearly amazed at this point.
I think if I ever become a dad I would not only document these situations thoroughly if they emerge, but actually map out crucial cognitive patterns and strategically create learning spaces for them.
It's said that a societies level of moral maturity shows in how they treat prisoners at war. What would listening to 100 first-date-conversations across cultures show one about humans?
it's worth watching this very closely. As for me I'm not going install Lion on the laptop until the smoke clears.
There is an interesting side to this well quoted line - namely by applying it's very logic to the group (dynamics) of people quoting it.
The sharers and likers of this (or similar) quote use it mostly to build or nurture a level of shared consciousness within the narrative/emotional context into which it is being (re-)introduced as agreeable and affirmative.
Any problem that will occur in the thereby created level of shared consciousness will of course also not be able to be solved from the level that created it.
So the quote animates us to nod our heads in agreement and by doing so we lock ourselves out of all possible solutions to problems that might occur while we're nodding our heads?
Go find it (hopefully) in your local library :)
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