Different Ways of Looking
I love this feeling of slowly creating something that became more and more beautiful over time.
What kind of presence do you want to have in the world?
"Men at thirty Have many rooms They could go back into happily And live in till they die." ... "The poem gets into me because I know I have to start closing doors but I don't like to be reminded, because it is very sad to think about closing the doors to such beautiful rooms — rooms that never really got a chance because there was always so much climbing to do."
There is this trade off. The more you document your own life, the more you check in, the more you tweet, the more you post photos of what you did last night. The more you do all this stuff ... In a way, you start to step out of those moments.
Life is a journey and you have new information coming in all the time, and you often have to make radical changes in course and direction. And it's really important to be sensitive and intuitive to the things happening around you so you can pick up on those cues and change course when you need to.
It's really important to take steps back every now and then. Especially when you feel like you are getting caught up in a vortex and you are not making choices for yourself but just reacting to the way people act around you.
I started to feel like [...] a prisoner of self documentation.
Curation was replacing Creation as the predominant mode of self expression.
Data has become the new pornography now.
I think a lot of these infographics now are not very interesting because the underlying data itself is not very interesting. I think good infographics, good data design, has to begin with a secret or with an insight that you can deliver to people and that can only be revealed by the design of that data in a particular way.