Harvard's Jose Luis García del Castillo and host Nono Martínez 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 García del Castillo y López 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.
- ParametricCamp live streams and tutorials on YouTube and Instagram
- Introduction to Computational Design course
- Introduction to Computational Design student projects
- Machina.NET - A real-time robotics control open-source framework
- Nono's YouTube channel and Live Stream playlist
- Jose Luis Garcia del Castillo y López — Will Robots Simplify Your Life? (Episode 3)
- Nono Martínez Alonso — The Origins of Getting Simple (Episode 25)
- Open Broadcaster Software (OBS)
- The Coding Train by Daniel Shiffman
- A Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- Cien Años de Soledad by Gabriel García Márquez
- Originals by Adam Grant
- Where Good Ideas Come From by Steven Johnson
- The Laws of Simplicity by John Maeda
- Ben Fry
- Panagiotis Michalatos
- Daniel Shiffman
- Steven Johnson
- Kevin Kelly
- Philip Glass
- Ray Kurzweil
- Seth Godin
- John Maeda
- 0:00 · Intro
- 1:38 · How's your life changed after submitting your thesis?
- 6:26 · Live streaming a Harvard course
- 10:39 · How did you start live streaming?
- 11:38 · ParametricCamp is back
- 13:54 · The ParametricCamp community
- 14:49 · Why do you teach?
- 16:40 · What's the process you follow to prepare your lectures?
- 17:35 · Running away from too much abstraction
- 18:50 · How does it feel to be a YouTuber, Jose Luis?
- 19:53 · Tools that make teaching easier
- 21:39 · What would you like to do if you had the time?
- 23:04 · Would you be able to do what you're doing in the US in Spain?
- 26:12 · What has Nono been up to?
- 29:58 · 'This is who we are'
- 31:42 · After publishing, the piece is not yours anymore
- 33:03 · Publishing fear
- 33:45 · I-don't-care-what-you-think gene
- 35:14 · What will people judge you for?
- 36:11 · Lessons learned from 3 years of podcasting
- 38:41 · Forty humans that love what they do
- 40:11 · The things we never get around doing
- 42:25 · Eliminating the word 'should'
- 45:02 · Avoiding micro-management
- 46:40 · How does it feel to be a YouTuber, Nono?
- 50:05 · What will machine learning for creatives look like in the future?
- 53:00 · Who would you write a book with?
- 54:50 · The purpose of teaching
- 55:51 · Books
- 56:49 · ALGO
- 57:40 · Outro
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