0
09IA
   +


SUMMIT
This is going to hurt.
IA
 Freedom’s just
another word for
nothin’ left to lose
IA
Where do you do your
   best thinking?
IA
“How come I am most
  creative when I am
   listening to angry
        music”?
IA
What do showers
 & Black Flag
    have in
  common?
IA
They help
us let go
IA
  What can you
learn from letting
       go?
IA
You can learn
how to know
 what’s next
Context
FREEDOM
Man is born free, but
everywhere he is in
       chains
Routinized work
produces efficient and
predictable outcomes
What happens
 when things
   become
unpredictable?
FAIL
How likely is it that
people will not panic in
 such circumstances?
1983AC143
The Gimli Glider
2009US1549
How did this happen?
Why didn’t Sully panic?
“The training provides pilots with important
  technical skills -- they can practice flying
 crippled planes -- but it also...
“Flight crews don't 
panic because they've
  practiced staying
        calm.”
IA
Conscious,Yet
 Unconscious
4 stages of
competence
Unconscious Incompetence

 Conscious Incompetence

 Conscious Competence

Unconscious Competence
What lies beyond
 Unconscious
 Competence?
MASTERY
“ The Master leads by emptying
people's minds and filling their cores,
   by weakening their ambition and
  toughening thei...
How can you
  practice 
 being free?
AGAINST
METHOD
I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity
Who uses a machete to cut through red tape
   With fingernails that shine like ...
Tennis drills are repetitive
   and relentless. They
 teach the body to think,
   so the mind can do
        strategy.
Tai Chi combines
 discreet movements
     and a flowing
sequence that shape a
     tranquil mind.
There is nothing
  secret about yoga.
  The poses are well
 established across
many styles. But it is a
 bottomless practi...
IA
Parkour is the
attainment of human
freedom through the
 confrontation of the
  built environment
flow+
repertoire
=freedom
INNOVATION
Ceci n’est pas un
   innovation
Ceci n’est pas un
   innovation
Ceci n’est pas un
   innovation
Innovation is the design
    of future value
Larry says we can
develop a science of
     innovation
Saul says we need a
    platform for
 experimentation
Guy says, innovation is
 about getting better
       reality
IA
How do we design a
  better future?
INNOVATIONPARKOUR
IA
   The
Unfinished
Discipline
IA
How many years
 have we been
 trying to finish
       IA?
What is 
our future value?
IA
Structure
IA
Unstructure
IA
Unstructured
IA
Unfinished
IA
Emergence
UB
Thebestdesign
  thinkingis
 designdoing
UB
 UNFINISHED
  IS OPEN
FOR BUSINESS
UB
   THE
UNFINISHED
 KERNEL
UB
AN ARCHITECTURE
 OF COMPETENCE
VISUALIZATION
UB
TRANSPARENT &
 RIDICULOUSLY
     EASY 
   TO SHARE
Teaching without



UB
words, performing
 without actions:
    that is the
  Master’s way
UB
PRACTICE SEEING
COLLABORATION
UB
Networked 
  Social 
Production
UB
If you do not trust
  the people, you
    make them
   untrustworthy
UB
PRACTICE TRUST
PARTICIPATION
UB
Markets are our
conversations
UB
True mastery can
  be gained only
 by letting things
go their own way
UB
PRACTICE
OPENNESS
UB
INNOVATION
UB
Innovation is
designing for
 emergence.
UB
The world is formed from the void,
like utensils from a block of wood.
  The Master knows the utensils,
       yet keep...
IA
FREEDOM
The future of



  IA
information
architecture 
is designing for
  emergence.
IA
There is nothing secret
  about information
architecture. The tools
 are well established.
 But it is a bottomless
    ...
UB
The
 +
Future is
Unfinished
michael@torchpartnership.comquot;

matthew@normativedesign.com
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  1. 1. 09IA + SUMMIT
  2. 2. This is going to hurt.
  3. 3. IA Freedom’s just another word for nothin’ left to lose
  4. 4. IA Where do you do your best thinking?
  5. 5. IA “How come I am most creative when I am listening to angry music”?
  6. 6. IA What do showers & Black Flag have in common?
  7. 7. IA They help us let go
  8. 8. IA What can you learn from letting go?
  9. 9. IA You can learn how to know what’s next
  10. 10. Context
  11. 11. FREEDOM
  12. 12. Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains
  13. 13. Routinized work produces efficient and predictable outcomes
  14. 14. What happens when things become unpredictable?
  15. 15. FAIL
  16. 16. How likely is it that people will not panic in such circumstances?
  17. 17. 1983AC143 The Gimli Glider
  18. 18. 2009US1549
  19. 19. How did this happen?
  20. 20. Why didn’t Sully panic?
  21. 21. “The training provides pilots with important technical skills -- they can practice flying crippled planes -- but it also teaches them something more important: how to draw on an optimal blend of reason and emotion. They learn how to ignore their fear when fear isn't useful and how to make quick, complicated decisions in the most fraught situations.”
  22. 22. “Flight crews don't panic because they've practiced staying calm.”
  23. 23. IA Conscious,Yet Unconscious
  24. 24. 4 stages of competence
  25. 25. Unconscious Incompetence Conscious Incompetence Conscious Competence Unconscious Competence
  26. 26. What lies beyond Unconscious Competence?
  27. 27. MASTERY
  28. 28. “ The Master leads by emptying people's minds and filling their cores, by weakening their ambition and toughening their resolve. He helps people lose everything they know, everything they desire, and creates confusion in those who think that they know.” Lao Tzu
  29. 29. How can you practice being free?
  30. 30. AGAINST METHOD
  31. 31. I want a girl with uninterrupted prosperity Who uses a machete to cut through red tape With fingernails that shine like justice And a voice that is dark like tinted glass She is fast, thorough, and sharp as a tack She’s touring the facility and picking up slack
  32. 32. Tennis drills are repetitive and relentless. They teach the body to think, so the mind can do strategy.
  33. 33. Tai Chi combines discreet movements and a flowing sequence that shape a tranquil mind.
  34. 34. There is nothing secret about yoga. The poses are well established across many styles. But it is a bottomless practice
  35. 35. IA
  36. 36. Parkour is the attainment of human freedom through the confrontation of the built environment
  37. 37. flow+ repertoire =freedom
  38. 38. INNOVATION
  39. 39. Ceci n’est pas un innovation
  40. 40. Ceci n’est pas un innovation
  41. 41. Ceci n’est pas un innovation
  42. 42. Innovation is the design of future value
  43. 43. Larry says we can develop a science of innovation
  44. 44. Saul says we need a platform for experimentation
  45. 45. Guy says, innovation is about getting better reality
  46. 46. IA How do we design a better future?
  47. 47. INNOVATIONPARKOUR
  48. 48. IA The Unfinished Discipline
  49. 49. IA How many years have we been trying to finish IA?
  50. 50. What is our future value?
  51. 51. IA Structure
  52. 52. IA Unstructure
  53. 53. IA Unstructured
  54. 54. IA Unfinished
  55. 55. IA Emergence
  56. 56. UB Thebestdesign thinkingis designdoing
  57. 57. UB UNFINISHED IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS
  58. 58. UB THE UNFINISHED KERNEL
  59. 59. UB AN ARCHITECTURE OF COMPETENCE
  60. 60. VISUALIZATION
  61. 61. UB TRANSPARENT & RIDICULOUSLY EASY TO SHARE
  62. 62. Teaching without UB words, performing without actions: that is the Master’s way
  63. 63. UB PRACTICE SEEING
  64. 64. COLLABORATION
  65. 65. UB Networked Social Production
  66. 66. UB If you do not trust the people, you make them untrustworthy
  67. 67. UB PRACTICE TRUST
  68. 68. PARTICIPATION
  69. 69. UB Markets are our conversations
  70. 70. UB True mastery can be gained only by letting things go their own way
  71. 71. UB PRACTICE OPENNESS
  72. 72. UB INNOVATION
  73. 73. UB Innovation is designing for emergence.
  74. 74. UB The world is formed from the void, like utensils from a block of wood. The Master knows the utensils, yet keeps to the block: thus she can use all things.
  75. 75. IA FREEDOM
  76. 76. The future of IA information architecture is designing for emergence.
  77. 77. IA There is nothing secret about information architecture. The tools are well established. But it is a bottomless practice
  78. 78. UB The + Future is Unfinished
  79. 79. michael@torchpartnership.comquot; matthew@normativedesign.com
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