Clive Thompson on Finding Genius

by MFA IXD January 6, 2009

Last month, at the December Lecture series, “The Interviewers,” Clive Thompson spoke on how to find genius in an interview.

“If you want to learn, you can’t study the object, that will tell you nothing. What you need to find out is all the things that didn’t work.

You need to see the prototypes that are shitty that didn’t work, the horrible stuff that made no sense at all and you need it lined up chronologically, and then, you can see genius emerging.”

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