"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
6 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?8 How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?How to invent Hindu-Arabic numerals?How can we develop transformative tools for thought?2020-10-18JournalThe aspiration is for any team serious about making transformative tools for thought. It's to create a culture that combines the best parts of modern product practice with the best parts of the (very different) modern research culture. ![Diagram: 'insight' and 'making', pointing to each other in a loop](assets/insightthroughmaking.svg) You need the insight-through-making loop to operate, whereby deep, original insights about the subject feed back to change and improve the system, and changes to the system result in deep, original insights about the subject. Continue reading…