the past few days have been simply goofy, almost like a complete spectrum in the psychology and behavior of humans and the wide range and variance between fear and love. then there is a love that goes beyond human emotion that I am really interested in, that seems a bit elusive with all the noise that I am getting with human. as a species...we sure can make a lot of noise about nothing.
one person wanted this, another wished for that, another needs help but doesn’t want help, and somehow inside the USA you have people that talk and simply want to be heard, yet, it sounds to me like they want to solve a problem….but the reality is they just want to talk about an idea. all this culminated in a morning brainstorm where the “reason” and “why” of all the work in experiential spaces came to a focus inside my own mind.
it is funny how when you have something you can put anything you can imagine inside of it – how confounded most of society is unless you lead them along a path that gives them things to see and touch versus the mind-blower of the actual experience. but that is what happened this morning as I went and pulled up some mathematical disciplines from long ago and applied them to what is possible today and a light bulb went off with “experiential design” beyond the bs of simply using technology to say, “look how cool we are!” (sadly, while I loved the intel drone idea at the Olympics, I am still fed up with the “oh we shot that in December and are compositing it live over the actual folks standing on a hill”)
let me just get that out of my system. I love live entertainment, and I do know how hard if not impossible it is to have a perfect performance. but that is the beauty of live entertainment. you never really knew what could or would happen unless you had a handful of folks that really are so talented (like Elton John keeps coming to mind) that actually play live – no click tracks – no backing four vocals recordings, and a reliance on cued show technology. when I saw Barbara Streisand in concert with my ex-wife (she loved ms Streisand) I was looking at all the teleprompters and going, “huh? – did Lemmy use a teleprompter?”
ok, I digressed a bit. but this morning I finally came to a conclusion of what and how we are designing things as I see technology evolving for the future. with urban population density, I see smaller spaces – yet – the spaces are really intelligent and slick with how the rooms and spaces arrange into single, double, triple or perhaps quad functions with flicks of switch’s and articulated elements. the entire goal is to get the maximum comfort and peace for a human standing inside the space. the reasoning of “why?” was only answered when I did the math this morning (only took what 25 years?) and realized why most spaces bother me, and/or the idea of a massive space is something I like with minimalistic things inside to create – yet – when you bring the possibilities with all the variables that effect human emotion into a space – you can create and alter such spaces, much like we do with plants – to help human health and emotion, creativity, or simply resting from the noise of people and the world -sans medication.
while I am ok with medicines – when I see myself or anyone else medicating via food, drugs, sex, or any other vice of life – there is a deeper issue underneath the numbing of pain. this has been I guess 13 years since I met that man in the desert who spends his life looking inside with not much of any human comforts. simplicity really is beautiful once you let go of “stuff” and ask, “do I really need this?”
it appears a great deal of American society has been programmed or led that external consumerism and the quest for accolades, applause, and acquisitions of more “stuff” is success. while I understand all of this and lived in that stream for many years. I also realize that instead of taking some time to look at the entire person, we have created a society of make-believe where we only show our “good” stuff and bury and repress anything that is not perfect. sorry to be general, but there is a great deal of fear and insecurity inside the united states today – and I really don’t know “why?” the makers of the propaganda have done a marvelous job on both sides of what appears to be a two-party teeter-totter to alienate any common sense or idea that if you take the best of both – you can have capitalism thriving with social democracy.
but that would not allow a winner take all. so. my task today is to write away on one idea with an interesting group of people, as I finally can describe “why” we do something with experiential spaces. while it is just a room or space, the behind the scenes elements no one really thinks about is what makes space see live - come to life – in the perfect world, it will be completely ambient to the people in the space. they will just know, “wow, this is great…I feel so good here!”
maybe I will be around and get access to a small lab I need to actually make some prototypes of such spaces. it is like the loftwerks idea on steroids – yet – it really will save space and allow for people to feel like they are in much larger spaces.
fun day. may you have a great one too.