In this joyful, heartfelt talk featuring demos of her wonderfully wacky creations, Simone Giertz shares her craft: making useless robots. Her inventions -- designed to chop vegetables, cut hair, apply lipstick and more -- rarely (if ever) succeed, and that's the point. "The true beauty of making useless things [is] this acknowledgment that you don't always know what the best answer is," Giertz says. "It turns off that voice in your head that tells you that you know exactly how the world works. Maybe a toothbrush helmet isn't the answer, but at least you're asking the question."
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The logic of striving for failure: If your goal is failure, every time you fail, you succeed in your objective and, if you fail in your objective, it's because you inadvertently succeeded. You can't lose
I really appreciate anyone actually trying and building something. No matter how simple it may seem. And sharing the anthusiasm and the spirit of designing and building. Thing doesn't always work as you may have thought or expected, that's why you have to build, to truly understand.
I think the word "useless" in the title is a reflection of humility, because what she builds are NOT useless.
You wanna see something truly useless? The "free-energy" thingy that some people build and demonstrate on YouTube, that is useless, worse than useless actually, because of the dishonest and the deception.
hi, I just want to ask, sometimes its not us who really hard on us, but the people around us. especially, the one who we love or the one who love us. So, sometimes, they expect more from us. What to do?
I don't make robots but I make digital art and the community is so closed and expectations are so high but you made me relax and realize that I should be doing this because I enjoy it. And not worry what others think. Art is subjective anyways. And its okay to fail
ElectricBoom & Dave EEV - Our Aussie guy 🤪👉💡⚡ sent us Simone NAh i just found you myself shh
A bit comedy is the way to success or how u slip pass security shh :) Good thing u have going simone 👍🙋♀️🙋♀️🙋♀️ i subribed i like a laugh as u learn its my6 way ever since i found out comedy & learning go hand in hand 👉👍 🐌(<( - (< (- 📣-> 💬 wot? - Hes Making it all up as he goes along 🙀 🕊
This inspired me. It gets hard to fight that voice in your head. It gets to a point where I can't move even if the answer is right in front of me.
Fear of failure takes over and the thought of starting turns into 2 months' worth of daydreaming until the drive just fades away.
This video made a great impact and possibly changed my life (work(job) and play).
This is possibly all of those "just friggin' do it" articles summarized into 12 minutes in video form.
Simone you're machines are only useless in the way that they don't perform (usually) as intended. Or maybe they do...because they inspire and ignite our sense of discovery/ambition/invention. You may not have an engineering background, but you have an inventors mind. One day....one day
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