Computer Says Yes, Overcoming Tech Helplessness

22 May 2019

INTERACTIVE: Click anywhere inside the box to release the red ball

I made this as a reminder for myself after a few conversations recently, tech is what we want it to be.

Program a digital rubber band to send a bouncy ball around a box on your screen, because, why not. Make it blue? Be my guest.

Design open digital tools to make information accessible and increase public trust in the planning system, because, it is a better way to do things.

Design autonomous vehicles that don't result in cities with unfathomable sprawl and streets a no-go zone for people, because, we want good places to live.

Tech can be frustrating but ultimately, we have much more control in how we design it than almost anything else in our lives. Let’s make it work for us.