This Wednesday I’m giving a talk at Seattle Ignite about those questions of innovation and expertise that I talked about in my last post. I’ve been slowly building momentum for this project — both with the interview-based book, but also the under-the-radar project on my university campus that has been infecting students with a hacker/maker mentality.
After two years in the shadows, we’re slowly coming out and admitting to the larger community what we’ve been up to — building and using 3d printers, making wearable technology, creating how-to videos for the n00biest of n00bs.
I’ve given two smaller talks this fall in semi-public forums, but I’m thinking of this week as Hackademia’s debut. It’s going to be awesome.
The expertise-innovation conflict is something that deserves some attention. I’m not claiming that all invention comes from non-experts; however, there’s something to be said for the creativity of the clueless.