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
- 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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