SAYLE INTERNAL PAINTING VALUABLE GIFT
10 FEBURARY – 15 FEBURARY 2012
By valuing tinkering and allowing SIS (…) to evolve from the bottom-up, rather than implementing it from the top-down, the firm will end up with something that is deeply rooted in the organisational culture that is specific to that firm and is much less easily imitated.
You know last year, they figured out using state-of-the-art algorithms that six degrees of separation is really more like four now. Are more coincidences occurring than before or are we just better at drawing ‘connections’ than we used to be now that the Internet has taught us all how to think like Google? Will the world be a better place and more meaningful when the probability of coincidence climbs so high that we all start re-believing in fate?
I’ve been thinking more and more lately that it’s the artist’s ability to engage in associative thought that’s really what its all about – art, that is, as a trapping of associative thought into form. Not really in a pseudo-mystical-alchemical kind of way, but more directly as a sort of controlled research into coincidence.
Is it any real coincidence then that one of the questions for determining patterns of delusional thought is ‘notice lots of coincidences occurring?’ while another is ‘feel very creative with lots of ideas and plans?’ and that Deleuze and Guattari have diagnosed the contemporary condition under Capitalism as – for better or worse – schizophrenic.
In the future, will there be any discernible degree of separation left at all?