Episode 41
ALGO
Lessons from Teaching, Live Streaming, Publishing, and 3 Years of Podcasting.
Harvard's Jose Luis GarcĂ­a del Castillo and host Nono MartĂ­nez Alonso on teaching, live streaming, the guilt of postponing things, the difficulties of delegating tasks and micro-management, the fear of shipping creative work, and lessons learned after forty podcast episodes.
December 24, 2020
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Harvard's Jose Luis GarcĂ­a del Castillo and host Nono MartĂ­nez Alonso on teaching, live streaming, the guilt of postponing things, the difficulties of delegating tasks and micro-management, the fear of shipping creative work, and lessons learned after forty podcast episodes.

This episode opens the ALGO series—conversations between Jose Luis García del Castillo y López and myself on teaching, machine learning, coding, and creativity.

It's been three years since I last interviewed Jose Luis, and I enjoyed learning how his life changed when he became a Doctor of Design, began teaching at Harvard, and started live-streaming his lectures online. We also discuss the guilt of postponing things, the difficulties of delegating tasks and micro-management, the fear of shipping creative work, and lessons learned after forty podcast episodes.

Jose Luis GarcĂ­a del Castillo y LĂłpez is an architect, educator, and Doctor of Design in Technology by the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where he teaches Computational Design. He runs a weekly Computational Design Live Stream at ParametricCamp.


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  • Intro. [0:00]
  • How's your life changed after submitting your thesis? [1:38]
  • Live streaming a Harvard course. [6:26]
  • How did you start live streaming? [10:39]
  • ParametricCamp is back. [11:38]
  • The ParametricCamp community. [13:54]
  • Why do you teach? [14:49]
  • What's the process you follow to prepare your lectures? [16:40]
  • Running away from too much abstraction. [17:35]
  • How does it feel to be a YouTuber, Jose Luis? How does it feel to be a YouTuber, Jose Luis? [18:50]
  • Tools that make teaching easier. [19:53]
  • What would you like to do if you had the time? [21:39]
  • Would you be able to do what you're doing in the US in Spain? [23:04]
  • What has Nono been up to? [26:12]
  • 'This is who we are' [29:58]
  • After publishing, the piece is not yours anymore - After publishing, the piece is not yours anymore [31:42]
  • Publishing fear. [33:03]
  • I-don't-care-what-you-think gene. [33:45]
  • What will people judge you for? [35:14]
  • Lessons learned from 3 years of podcasting. [36:11]
  • Forty humans that love what they do. [38:41]
  • The things we never get around doing. [40:11]
  • Eliminating the word 'should' [42:25]
  • Avoiding micro-management. [45:02]
  • How does it feel to be a YouTuber, Nono? How does it feel to be a YouTuber, Nono? [46:40]
  • What will machine learning for creatives look like in the future? [50:05]
  • Who would you write a book with? [53:00]
  • The purpose of teaching. [54:50]
  • Books. [55:51]
  • ALGO. [56:49]
  • Outro. [57:40]

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