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How To Talk To Designers - A short talk from the Memtech Super UG meetup

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A meditation on Wittgenstein, language and talking to each other. This 10-minute talk is from the #memtech Super UG Meetup from July 17, 2014 …

A meditation on Wittgenstein, language and talking to each other. This 10-minute talk is from the #memtech Super UG Meetup from July 17, 2014

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  • 1. How to Talk with Designers A Talk of Broad Generalizations
  • 2. But First, an Admission I have multiple personalities and one is a Philosopher… shhhhhh!
  • 3. Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosopher of Language, Logic, Math and the Mind ! Best Known Works: Philosophical Investigations Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  • 4. A Common Language Or at least a common vocabulary during a given language game
  • 5. -Ludwig Wittgenstein “The world is my world: this is manifest in the fact that the limits of language (of that language which alone I understand) mean the limits of my world.” Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  • 6. WRONG
  • 7. -Ludwig Wittgenstein “Imagine someone pointing to a place in the iris of a Rembrandt eye and saying, 'The walls of my room should be painted this color.’"
  • 8. Design Is Not All Subjective And Design is not necessarily Art
  • 9. Educate and Be Educated
  • 10. -Ludwig Wittgenstein “If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.” Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  • 11. -Ludwig Wittgenstein “What can be said at all can be said clearly, and what we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence.” Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus
  • 12. Contact Information Twitter: @brob LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/bryanlrobinson Email: bryanlrobinson@gmail.com bryan@hackmemphis.org memphiswebworkers@gmail.com