VB: What's the role of nature metaphors in your teaching and art practices?
LS: I believe alignment is everything. If I can align with a group of people, then we can vibe together and create something that we all feel excited about. Metaphors can be an amazing alignment strategy. Nature metaphors specifically are easy to talk about due to their universality. When paired with technological themes, they naturally lead to discussing ways technology can be more humane. I've also noticed I like working “upstream” — to me, good projects are holistic, and it’s exciting to make decisions about projects at a root level, which will then naturally influence every part of it.
[ I like how non-judgemental her tone is...observing the technologies that exist and modestly giving her opinion on them ]