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Data Insights by Hunter Whitney

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Preface

Sandboxes and Museum Cases

 We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves.

 – MARCEL PROUST

This book is not a set of specifications but, rather, a collection of ideas, observations, juxtapositions, and conversations. Think of it more like a sandbox than a museum case. It’s not a hermetically sealed bit of perfection but instead a place where we can take out some ideas, turn them around, and view them from different angles. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to museums and looking into cases containing collections of truly cutting-edge advances in technologies such as arrowheads and astrolabes, but hands off! In these pages, you’ll find some beautiful examples of work to spark your imagination, and places to play with ideas. ...

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