Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing

--- Wernher von Braun, POLITICO Space's Quote for the Day, 12/12/2018 (also sometimes given as "Basic research is...")

Saturday, December 01, 2018

the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand

--- Richard Saul Wurman, in Information Anxiety, via Kenneth Gergen's The Saturated Self

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[Information anxiety is] produced by the ever-widening gap between what we understand and what we think we should understand. It is the black hole between data and knowledge, and what happens when information doesn't tell us what we want or need to know.

You must not avert your eyes ... this is what a collective anonymous body of marjority wants to see

--- Werner Herzog, from an interview at Intelligence Squared in 2009 (YouTube)

The poet or the filmmaker or the musician must not avert his eyes. We should not be sitting in the library and study it as academic subject... Paul I think you've started watching Wrestlemania... because you must not avert your eyes. This what is coming at us. This is what a collective, anonymous body of majority wants to see on television.

I found it thanks to Nerdwriter1, who used it to open his YouTube essay, Why Are There So Few Smartphones In Popular Movies?, which was inspired by John Hunter's TEDx Talk, The Hollywood Guide to the Future-Past.