In the context of formless/definite/interactive, this also deserves a mention: Brian Eno says the right word for “interactive” is… “unfinished.” Artful blockquoting, as usual, by Rob Greco.
Brian Eno’s point about the myth of the lone genius being set aside in favor of the idea digital-era makers and storytellers working in the folk-artist mode—that’s very useful.
also this rather old news: the firm Bruce Mau Design (who worked with Rem Koolhaas on the Seattle Public Library) in 1998 came up with what they call an Incomplete Manifesto for Growth. Lots of Oblique-Strategy-level stuff in it, but this one caught my fancy:
2. Forget about good.
Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good. Growth is an exploration of unlit recesses that may or may not yield to our research. As long as you stick to good you’ll never have real growth.
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