I was writing a chapter of Beautiful Evidence on the subject of the sculptural pedestal, which led to my thinking about what's up on the pedestal - the great leader.
The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly - to develop strategies of seeing and showing.
It is straightforward for me to be ethical, responsible, and kind-hearted because I have the resources to support that.
If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint.
There are many true statements about complex topics that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide.
What this means is that we shouldn't abbreviate the truth but rather get a new method of presentation.
The point of the essay is to change things.
I hope that I am generous and tolerant, but certainly on the intellectual side I think that there are discoverable truths, and some things that are closer approximations to the truth than others.
The minimum we should hope for with any display technology is that it should do no harm.
A curious consequence is that I have become a minor celebrity.
Beautiful Evidence is about the theory and practice of analytical design.
The leading edge in evidence presentation is in science; the leading edge in beauty is in high art.
A practical part of my teaching is to provide demonstrative, hands-on experiences.
I am certainly not an intellectual relativist, nor a moral relativist.
My father worked for governments all his life as an engineer and public works director.
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