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Episode 035 | Aral Balkan - Building the World You Want to Experience

Episode 035 | Aral Balkan - Building the World You Want to Experience

Aral Balkan talks with Dave Rael about the motivation, "Spyware 2.0", altruism, selfishness, and building a better world for a better experience

Aral Balkan is the founder and lead designer of Ind.ie, a social enterprise creating independent alternatives to Spyware 2.0.

Chapters:

0:28 - Dave introduces the show and Aral Balkan
4:00 - The Web and Centralization
7:00 - Spyware 2.0
8:43 - Altruism, privacy, and selfishness
13:38 - Aral's definition of value
14:52 - The things that "light Aral up"
16:37 - The character of our technology - design research, demonization of "the other", and ethical design
19:37 - Aral's story of failure, fear of failure, the difficulty of estimation when you haven't done it before
25:47 - Quotable quote - "Design is merely assumption."
27:26 - Aral's greatest success story, combining the ethos of free software with the ethos of experience design
31:11 - Aral's criterion for success
32:02 - The value of tinkering and experimenting
33:31 - How

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