Aaron Koblin quotes

  • When I look at a pie chart, I just go numb.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Pie #Looks #Numb

  • Geniuses come in many shapes and colors, and they often run in packs. If you can find one, it may lead you to others. Collaborate with geniuses. Send them your spells. Look carefully at theirs. What could you do together? Combination is creation.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Running #Color #Together

  • They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies…the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you. When you're stumped, go to your notes like a wizard to his spellbook. Mash those thoughts together. Extend them in every direction until they meet.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Get Well #Technology #Elephants

  • I was really intrigued by the idea of using live streams of data that's relevant to real people, and that would allow us to reflect and learn about ourselves.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Real #Data #Ideas

  • What's clear - and exciting - is that communication for social change is growing.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Communication #Growing #Social

  • My mom's a psychologist, and I think that has influenced me on a personal level. Plus, I'm just generally interested in visualization and humanity, social activity and technology, and what happens in aggregate.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Mom #Technology #Thinking

  • I've always been a bit of a mix between art and technology. I used to paint a lot, but I'm not very good with my hands. It has always been a fusion between my computer gaming interests and being exposed to the rich data of society that we live in.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Art #Technology #Hands

  • As a kid, I was always into art at the same time as computers, and eventually I realised I was making more interesting stuff with my keyboard than with my hands. I really enjoyed modifying computer games more than playing them, so that got me into programming.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Art #Kids #Hands

  • Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies... the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Technology #Long #Interesting

  • I studied at UC Santa Cruz before going on to do a grad program at UCLA. Santa Cruz was like an awesome hippie summer camp. I got to take a vacation from reality and hang out on beaches and in forests.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Summer #Beach #Hippie

  • An interface can be a powerful narrative device. And as we collect more and more personally and socially relevant data, we have an opportunity, and maybe even an obligation, to maintain [our] humanity and tell some amazing stories.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Powerful #Technology #Opportunity

  • Beware of addictive medicines. Everything in moderation. This applies particularly to the Internet and your sofa. The physical world is ultimately the source of all inspiration. Which is to say, if all else fails: take a bike ride.
    -- Aaron Koblin

    #Inspiration #Medicine #World

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