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Lewitt’s Sentences on Conceptual Art

This one seemed worth reposting, 39 years later. My replica is stashed from this secondary source. Sentences on Conceptual Art by Sol Lewitt (1969) Conceptual artists are mystics rather than rationalists. They leap to conclusions that logic cannot reach. Rational judgements repeat rational judgements. Irrational judgements lead to new experience. Formal art is essentially rational. […]

Some Thoughts on Subtraction

I was fortunate several years ago to work with designer (Alexander) Gelman, an extraordinary thinker and creator with immense rigor. His practice involves mercilessly eschewing the extraneous, in order to distill the essential. Among other books, Gelman is editor of the Subtraction compilation which illustrates this idea very articulately. Gelman’s vocabulary helped clarify my ideas […]

Organization planning tools

Increasingly I’ve become sensitized to the critical importance of good leadership within an organization. (Maeda’s RISD blog has been an eye-opener.) Meanwhile I’ve also been more and more involved in what one might call strategic planning. No, I’m not about to get an MBA, but here for my own reference are a few tools which […]

Charming to frightening: new uses for computer vision

I’m a lurker on the mailing list for OpenCV, a powerful open-source toolkit for computer vision. To judge from the wide range of posts on this list, the OpenCV community is extremely diverse — whether cut by geography, expertise, or occupation — and brings together people working across commerce, government, security, and the arts. The […]

Yo-Yo Ma’s Four Challenges for Future Learners (via Maeda)

Worth clipping, here’s a quick re-posting of Yo-Yo Ma’s “Four Challenges for Future Learners”, via John Maeda. (Maeda’s full retelling is here, at his RISD blog.) Make all communications memorable. Realize passion-driven education. Form disciplined imaginations. Foster empathy for all.