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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  • 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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