The jigsaw puzzle nemesis

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by Bharath M Palavalli on Thursday, February 28, 2013

Section
Fringe

Session type
Lecture

Technical level
Beginner

Objective

Slums in our cities, a mechanical engineer’s dilemma, Metros, and our identities as ‘Indians’. We solve the problems as we would a jigsaw:

Whole can be split into parts. Parts can be studied in isolation. Put back together.

Introducing you to our nemesis.

Description

Crowded cities, infrastructure issues, and education – how do we address these issues? Is it related to how we conceive of ourselves as ‘Indians’. We think yes. Both are plagued by this idea: ‘Whole can be split into parts. Parts can be studied in isolation. Put back together’.

Using different stories from our lives, we try to understand why fragmenting a problem into easily digestible bites does not a solution make.

Speaker bio

2 Speaker talk
  • Sruthi - She is a former reporter with The Hindu and is currently working on a book on design. She was a software engineer in another lifetime. She tweets at @srukrish.
  • Bharath - He is a researcher who develops games and simulations to understand complexities in urban growth and disaster management. He tweets at @bharathmp.