“There’s all kinds of data. How well is this room constructed? Who’s wearing glasses? How many men and women are in this room? What’s the makeup of the population of this room?
“You just haven’t noticed even tho it’s right here. Unless of course, you’re into building construction. Or you’re an optometrist. Or into affirmative action.
“In which case you wonder why everyone around you hadn’t noticed something that is very relevant to you.
“What is it that creates relevance? Relevance has to do with focus. If you focus on eyeglasses, these things kind of pop out.
“You can change focus instantly. Start noticing what you’re noticing. You have more to do with setting up than you realize.”
The world around us was built by others to make us act a certain way. As a designer, that awareness is my entire job. Notice your computer interface, your smartphone app, the very cities and buildings you are in. They were built by others to subtly push you in various directions. The shape of paper stacked and glued together is a human-made design that hints to you that this is a book to be read. Shapes on the cover arranged a certain way appeal to past patterns you’ve learned enticing you to read it. A narrow cylinder with an open ... Read more
Lucky to have so much love in my life. Past, present, and looking forward to future love too. The love of familiarity (Greek: storge) exists as an affection we have for family, natural connection, and contact through chance. I’m bonded to my family by our generous desire to be giving, our hope to keep each other safe, and our trust in each other’s independence. I’m especially lucky to have a family that is loving, honest, considerate, and kind without condition. Intimate love (eros) embodies the accepting of each other’s true beauty and honest existence. In the vulnerability of romantic love, ... Read more