I wrapped up my internship with Mozilla on December 31st, 2014. It’s been a crazy eventful and amazing collection of memories. I completed a 3D Printing Teaching Kit, available for new learners or educators, and a educational kit for Action Incubators: the design thinking process for community it project building. (more…)
Exploring the treasures and historical artefacts of the Forbidden City exhibit and the Chinese Contemporary Art (Unscrolled) installation at the Vancouver Art Gallery a few weeks ago.
Earlier in September of this year, I decided to celebrate my birthday with a mini fundraiser for the nonprofit organization Charity: Water. Clean drinking water is one of the primary sources of life that I believe everyone should have access to, no matter what.
What initially drew my attentions was that the organization has a unique transparent business model from other nonprofits (looking you at, ALS Foundation’s Ice Bucket Challenge 27% of donations going to research): Charity Water’s dedication of 100% of their donations would go directly to the field to fund water projects, and, according to their mission statement, “we’d find another way to cover our operating expenses. And we’d even reimburse credit card fees when donations were made online.”
I’ve been working lately on a Web Literacy Teaching Kit that focuses on the basics of creating with and building for 3D printing (also known as additive manufacturing).
I disagree with the desire of simplifying our understanding of the motivation with labels and definitions. Preferably, an alternative option of mine is to develop a quick character sketch or rough draft outline of the said-individual. For those who I have met in brief conversations, you may have a better notion now as to why I am always asking curiously odd questions.
It may also be a possible creative writing secret skill left over from college salad days.
The Hedgehog and the Fox is an example of this reference to definitions and labels. Written by Isaiah Berlin in a 1953 essay of the same title, the bulk of the material focuses on Tolstoy’s View of History, while dividing well-known historical thinkers and writers (Plato, Lucretius, Dante versus Shakespeare, Montaigne, and Molière, to name a few) into two categories: creative minds and rational minds.
This premise is based on a quotation from Archilochus, “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” Fellow Mozilla Foundation’s David Ascher goes more into depth in his blog post, where I originally found the essay’s title.
Picked up an unlocked iPhone 6 from Richard, who preferred the Tab size. The cover is from Case Mate, the Clear/Pool Blue edition of the Tough Air series and the pastel rose zipper pouch from H&M.