Alex Soojung-Kim Pang
Alex Soojung-Kim Pang has written a long reflection on tinkering as a way of knowing following a recent conference on the same topic. It is highly recommended reading:

“You can define tinkering in part in contrast to other activities. Mitch Resnick, for example, talks about how traditional technology-related planning is top-down, linear, structured, abstract, and rules-based, while tinkering is bottom-up, iterative, experimental, concrete, and object-oriented.”

Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is a research director at the Institute for the Future, a think tank in Silicon Valley. He is also an Associate Fellow at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and a Senior Research Scholar in the Science Technology and Society program at Stanford University.

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(via IdeaFestival)