Friday, January 20, 2012


I'm just dipping my toe into what looks like a fascinating take-it-slow read: Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow.  By a Nobel Prize winner for economics, it's a study of how human minds work, of the ways our intuitive ideas and our conscious/rational thought systems interact as we make decisions.

Art and design, of course, are all about decision-making.

For me, one disadvantage of staying busy-busy with theater design is that I don't get to drop by the library.  But I passed the door today and, on impulse, stopped.  Browsed.  Found this unexpected gift-book of new ideas.

Art and design are also, of course, all about impulse and new ideas.


  1. Hi again,
    Have you read this one yet:

    Maybe more Gary's cup of tea......all about baseball.

    1. Your suggested book looks very promising! Have you read Summerland? Another story deeply steeped in baseball with philosophical overtones... and since it's by Michael Chabon a lot of other things too.