First, I am dealing with no object. Perception is the object. Secondly, I am dealing with no image, because I want to avoid associative, symbolic thought. Thirdly, I am dealing with no focus or particular place to look. With no object, no image, and no focus, what are you looking at? You are looking at you looking.

James Turrell

What is at stake here is a totally new unity of form, meaning and feeling: language-images that cannot simply be thought up or written up. They constitute new, multifaceted objects, resembling polyplanes made of mirrors. As if the illogical was relaxation, as if laughter was permitted while thinking, as if error was a way and chance, a proof of eternity.

Hans Bellmer

Imagine a vast sheet of paper on which straight Lines, Triangles, Squares, Pentagons, Hexagons, and other figures, instead of remaining fixed in their places, move freely about, on or in the surface, but without the power of rising above or sinking below it, very much like shadows — only hard with luminous edges — and you will then have a pretty correct notion of my country and countrymen. Alas, a few years ago, I should have said “my universe”: but now my mind has been opened to higher views of things.

Edwin Abbott

Designer as entrepreneur: Transforming the face of creative enterprise


(via designboom)

designers are expert in applying their creativity and ingenuity to solve problems, pushing the boundaries of the norm and creating an easier interface between humans and the built world around them. while many designers use their skills and specialized knowledge to develop products and promote ideas, some have furthered their interests to the business and commercial sphere, maturing as highly successful and renowned entrepreneurs. armed with design backgrounds, leading innovators such as jim jannard, founder of oakely, bill bowerman, co-founder of NIKE and alexander asseily, co-founder of jawbone, have transformed their education and experience in design into massive, million dollar industries and multinational brands that now reach a global audience.

at the age of twelve, a young elon musk made his first business deal, selling a complex video game he coded and created as a preteen. this entrepreneurial sensibility and innate interest in the field of technology and design fueled the early innovator in him, eventually translating his radical ideas into tangible, consumer-driven objects and online interfaces. when musk turned 24, he dropped out of stanford university to startup his very first company called zip2 corporation, a web-based city guide that provided content for the online versions of the some of the most important international newspapers.

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