We recently invited our talented friends and recent Hyper Island graduates Jorge, Enio and Ankur into the office to conduct an experiment in collaboration. We met them a few months ago in Tokyo and had a spirited discussion about the merits of lean/agile/rapid creative processes vs. archaic/obstinate/analog ways of making things. We concluded that the only way to settle the debate was to spend a half day trying to create something together and learn a bit about ourselves and each other along the way. So the guys came in and conducted a workshop with us. While we probably won’t be bothering the CERN laboratory any time soon, there was a lot of learning, a lot of broken spaghetti, and we reaffirmed our admiration for the smart people that come out of Hyper Island.