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  • Mark Bennett

    I was just discussing this idea with a scientist friend two days ago before it was posted.

    • Robin Newman

      Nice! Why don't we chat and try out something together? Email me if you're interested!

    • Robin Newman

      Thanks Eric! I really like the book recommendation.

  • Carolyn Strauss

    Hi Robin. Is there some record of the outcomes? Or details about the specific topics that participants so fruitfully delved into? This is very intriguing (and at slowLab we are big proponents of creative collaboration across disciplines, ages, backgrounds), but it's not clear here exactly what happened. I'd love to learn more. Thanks :)

    • Robin Newman

      Hi Carolyn,
      The challenge was to design a system for a person with limited verbal and physical input. The beauty of this type of workshop is in the open creative process and the unique interactions that it enables. While we don't have records of these past conversations, I plan to record these in future. I’d be happy to share some of the insights with you from the first PDA! Feel free to shoot me an email and we can chat more!

      • Carolyn Strauss

        Thanks for the reply. I look forward to learning more :) C

        • Alessandra Rizzotti

          Agreed! I'd love to see the specific examples. In terms of limited verbal and physical input- Robin- do you mean people who have disabilities or autism for example? Were your results/solutions for helping them with interaction similar to this one, which creates a visual language for those with autism?: http://www.good.is/posts/can-we-design-a-language

    • Rosa Boshier

      I agree--intriguing, but the outcome is unclear.

  • nikara001

    It is amazing what we can accomplish when we reach outside ourselves, our preconceived ideas, and our social barriers. Thank you for initiating such a worthwhile project. I would love to be a part of it in the future.

  • Ramy Nagy

    Robin, great post! I am one of the team members behind the http://Opentalks.is platform and we'd be happy to help support your next workshop. And, our office is in NYC in SoHo and might be able to host the workshop there. I'll send you an email to continue the conversation.

    • Robin Newman

      Thanks Ramy! Nice to virtually meet you. Hosting and support sound wonderful. We had a lot of fun and I look forward to more experiments. I'm checking out Opentalks.is right now and signing up, great platform! Shoot me that email and let's connect!

  • Stef McDonald

    This is so inspiring. Love especially about "how much possibility there is to bring people together across sectors and spark the imagination in new ways."

  • Stef McDonald

    So inspiring. And really love "how much possibility there is to bring people together across sectors and spark the imagination in new ways."

    • Robin Newman

      Thanks Stef! So many ways to do this, so little time. :)

  • Carolyn Sams

    This is fantastic, and love how encouraging the Picasso quote at the beginning is...