#MondayMotivation: Breakthroughs Do Happen
Looking for a little #MondayMotivation? We’re pulling out past stories that are still just as relevant today. Here’s a pearl from Jim: No Breakthroughs Without Risks and Failures.
It’s a classical concert that makes you smell, touch and taste things as part of the program. Lindsey Winship of The Guardian (UK) describes it like this: “The audience were blindfolded and fed different sensory experiences in parallel with the music: fizzy pop and cola bottles for the effervescent second movement and fingers scampering up your arms in tandem with the first violin, then as the music changed, a scent-soaked silk scarf flickering across your skin, and hands laid on to give a sensation of pressure or relaxation.”
I admire all this effort because it’s very easy to assume that events and productions solely focused on looking and listening are “real,” and everything else is just novelty. I don’t think that’s the case. On the other hand, events where someone is putting things in your mouth by hand probably have a ways to go before they begin to supplant a more passive way of taking in an experience. There’s already a popular format for tasting things in a public place, and it’s called a restaurant. …
Read the rest of Jim’s post: No Breakthroughs Without Risks and Failures.
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