I have a love for paper. I doodle with it, flat and spatially. It’s a really good way to get unstuck on abstract problems. Geometric / spatial knowledge is in my fingers, and paper is forgiving.
If I have a laser some day, I hope I’ll keep prototyping with scissors and elmer’s glue. Being able to build something rough with my hands, hack on it in the computer, then zap it out in paper, cardboard, or wood… I’m really looking forward to working out both sides of the brain with that process.
Here’s something that was a pen doodle, then code, then found its 3d form…