Computational Design Worksession #1
We just completed our first computational design meeting/session/thing, and I will tentatively say it was a success. I think we are still feeling around for what the focus of these worksessions is going to be, but so far things are progressing. We had about half a dozen people show up, with a majority either MIT or sprout affiliated. The event managed to self-select well with people seeming to have a genuine interest in doing work rather than a hesitant curiosity. There was a lot of introduction of “who are you” or “what is going on here”, which I would like to get away from but I understand that it is necessary for starting something.
We will be meeting again next week on Tuesday and Thursday. We may change the 6pm-9pm time since most people did not show up until 7pm. I will ask people who come next Tuesday if they have a preferred time.
The idea of building something collaboratively seemed to appeal, so that is a direction we may go. I would also like to bring in more computation focused people, since I feel that was a bit lacking. We are contacting some exciting people, which I will publicize if they are actually coming. We may also invite guests to give a talk for an hour or so, and then stay after to exchange ideas/do work for an hour or two.
If you are interested, please come to next session, or if you cannot just spread the word. Also, I think there will be a Processing study group going on at the same time on Tuesdays, so if you are a beginner and would prefer to focus on learning you can come and go to that.