Inspiration: Why We Do What We Do

We are passionate about what we do, but it can be hard to explain. That’s the reason for this collection of videos, articles and essays; take a few minutes to review them, and you’ll understand us a little better. However, the best way to get to know us is to pay us a visit—our doors are always open.

  • JODS: The Enlightenment is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

    June 3, 2016
    Futuristic City IconDanny Hillis's article in the Journal of Design and Science is an empowering chronology of humanity's ever increasing knowledge and control of the natural world. Despite some dangers, he argues collaboration between humans and machines could make the future bright. More»

  • Huffington Post: Democratizing the Maker Movement

    April 4, 2016
    two women work on a computer projectHuffington Post author Aaron Dubrow analyzes the current state of the "Maker" movement, which is picking up steam across the US. Several members of the community are endeavoring to make making more accessible to people with varying capabilities and from varying backgrounds. More»

  • NY Times: How to Cultivate the Art of Serendipity

    April 1, 2016
    Artistic image representing serendipity.Author Pagan Kennedy makes you want to make mistakes as you read through this brief exploration of accidental discovery, and the benefits and educational value such discoveries offer. More»

  • Paul Graham: Hackers and Painters

    April 1, 2016
    Image of Paul GrahamIn this longer essay, the named programmer, writer, and investor dissects the stronger-than-you-may-realize relationship between the work of what many consider a pure creative, painters, and the programming-driven work of hackers. More»

  • NY Times: Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech

    February 8, 2016
    In this brief article, John Schwartz, looks at the relationship between tinkering and teaching, stating that "...tinkering is a pedagogy." More»