A personal example: Despite the fact that everyone on both sides of my family identified as African-American going back several generations, and that I myself identify as African-American, according to my DNA I am 50.6% White European (25% England, 14% Ireland/Scotland/Wales, and the rest from a few other Europe west countries).
22 Mini Standards from Nicholas Bate. Simple, effective, important.
It’s not everyday that you get to be sketchnoted by the sketchnote master himself. Really great hanging out with @rohdesign today.
Historical context. This is important.
Stop thinking about art works as objects, and start thinking about them as triggers for experiences. (Roy Ascott’s phrase.) That solves a lot of problems: we don’t have to argue whether photographs are art, or whether performances are art, or whether Carl Andre’s bricks or Andrew Serranos’s piss or Little Richard’s ‘Long Tall Sally’ are art, because we say, ‘Art is something that happens, a process, not a quality, and all sorts of things can make it happen.’ … [W]hat makes a work of art ‘good’ for you is not something that is already ‘inside’ it, but something that happens inside you — so the value of the work lies in the degree to which it can help you have the kind of experience that you call art.
Always with me. This is important.
Oh, hey! It’s been such a long lovely day I almost forgot to mention that 12 years ago I married my favorite human on the planet.
There are few satisfactions more satisfying than finishing a good book. 📚