Image:processing + pixelmator. An exercise in randomness and design
All posts for the month January, 2012
My friend Harsh V. Pittie, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 16, 2012.
Harsh was born January 3, 1944, educated during long walks with his father, later at George School, Swarthmore, and Princeton, where he received his Ph.D in mathematics. He held a professorship at the University of Georgia, which he later renounced in order to care for his father in Mumbai during the last years of his life. After his father’s death, he moved to New York City. He loved to go to the ballet, to work crossword puzzles, and of course, to do mathematics. Harsh is survived by his sister, Nirja Kamani, and her two daughters, Anandita and Janhavi, all of Mumbai, India.
Harsh’s friends remember him for his humor, quick wit and brilliant intelligence. We regret his passing.
Also made with Processing.
This is an image created with the Processing language. Part of a plan too secret to divulge in these pages! Heh, heh, heh!!
In case you were wondering: Intrusion into Harmony 1 through 6 do not exist. The number seven just had a nice sound to it.
The Rise of the New Groupthink, by Susan Cain
Any denizen of the worlds of academia, education, or management will recognize the words quoted below from Susan Cain’s article:
SOLITUDE is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place. Most of us now work in teams, in offices without walls, for managers who prize people skills above all. Lone geniuses are out. Collaboration is in.
As for me, I will take the advice of Steve Wozniak, aka “the other Steve:”
“Most inventors and engineers I’ve met are like me … they live in their heads. They’re almost like artists. In fact, the very best of them are artists. And artists work best alone …. I’m going to give you some advice that might be hard to take. That advice is: Work alone… Not on a committee. Not on a team.”
— Steve Wozniak
Without great solitude, no serious work is possible.
— Pablo Picasso