The Botany of the Carnival
On the eve of Bumbershoot (one of my clients), it’s worth considering this quote from Michael Pollan’s THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, page 101 (emphasis mine): A carnival is a social ritual of sanctioned craziness and release—a way for a community to temporarily indulge its Dionysian urges. For its duration, the identity of everyone swept into its vortex is up for grabs: the village...
How to reduce poverty
The authors in the new book CONNECTED tell how to reduce poverty, on page 301. The book is an argument for the importance and power of relationships (a geometric progression) over the accrual of things (arithmetic progression). “To reduce poverty, we should focus not merely on monetary transfers or even technical training; we should help the poor form new relationships with other members...
Yay to the Times for covering SLUG. There is one comment, I believe, that deserves some comment: THE TIMES: “[SLUG is] the latest project of…Luna Park, an organization dedicated to working on ‘creative solutions to systematic human problems.’ The lack of haiku on grocery bags hadn’t hitherto struck me as a problem. But now that it’s been pointed out to me,...
SLUG: food haiku in the news →
The Seattle Times covers the project, in which we took haiku by ten local artists, made rubber stamps of them, and decorated grocery bags. Check out the comments (all in haiku)!
Einstein said: “Make it as simple as possible, but no simpler.” This was the challenge/ambition with lunapark.com now alive as version 1.0. Thanks to web designer Shaun Swick, who rolled with the many many conversations over yellow pads and highly-annotated draft documents. Shaun also did the corporate identity. Please share your comments with me bob (at) lunapark.com. And the...
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.– Jackie Robinson, on his tombstone (having written his own epitaph).