Toronto-based web designer/programmer Patrick Jordan offers this eloquent essay, Renaissance Child, about technology and a generalist approach to understanding.
What does all of this mean? You can already see the beginnings of a culture of creative generalists emerging; people who are equally interested in exploring all aspects of science and art – a new rennaisance. We’re empowered by modern technology to learn about anything that interests us, from quantum physics to fashion design, from any street-corner or coffee shop. And as time goes on, the price of these tools will become so cheap that we’ll have no concern placing them in the hands of children. However, we must keep in mind that it is no good placing digital cameras in the hands of five-year-olds if you don’t teach them about aesthetics and meaning. And what good is teaching about science and technology if we don’t encourage ingenuity and exploration?
His is a very nicely designed site – worth exploring, especially his photography collection.