The trouble with a cheap, specialized education is that you never stop paying for it.
“The more you make people alike, the more competition you have. Competition is based on the principle of absolute conformity.”
Marshall McLuhan said that, ‘we look at the present through a rear-view mirror,’ and we ‘march backwards into the future.’ Invention becomes our lens to imagine what is possible, and design is the road we follow to reach it. But, there is a snag in McLuhan’s view, because marching is no way to go into the future. It is too methodical and restricted. The world often subverts our best laid plans, so our road calls for a way to move that is messier, bolder, more responsive. The lightness and joy afforded by creating suggests that we instead dance.
Frank Chimero on what makes good design, a must-read.