Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Janine Benyus believes in the mimicry of natural design in the design work of humans--what I believe to be a fascinating statement of discovering the obvious. It is a great concept, however simple, to follow the path of the original Creator who designed every living and nonliving thing, including the Earth. I know not many believe that we are created by God, but I acknowledge that yes, He in fact is the only one true creator of our lives! None of this mutation, evolution, we-are-apes nonsense that penetrates our world which so many liberal thinkers, logical minded scholars, and the like follow without question. I feel this is a subtle acknowledgement of our creation.

Barry Schwartz, proposes the ingenious idea of how hindering, frightening it is for most in modern cultures who must face tho possibility of the impossible--the boundless, countless, infinite choices that exist to us. Rather, the research supports--as do I due to personal experience--that when we are limited to fewer choices, limited resources, a small selection, that we on the contrary flourish! I feel that a bombardment of ideas and options can muddle creativity on some occassion, because the focus shifts to which of the options one will pick and not what in fact will be done when that option is chosen. Whenever we are limited, that is when creativity really begins. A resourcefulness in which the mind must stretch the few things before it.

Elizabeth Streb presents interesting challenges in regards to the method of movement, utility, and transformation of the human body in order to consider the unlikely and unfamiliar. This great exercise challenges the normalcy of life that we are so accustomed and desensitized to.

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