"if you find a conversational partner who’s willing to get a little weird, you can use the room you’re in to build a shared memory palace. when you discover an interesting train of thought, you “place” it somewhere in the room. pretty soon, you’re literally surrounded by the convo
the weird thing is you can come up with new connections or concepts by physically moving/dancing between the landmarks in your mini memory palace
you’re basically setting up an infrastructure that lets you see ideas in visual form before you know how to translate them into words"
Fashion designer Rick Owens is a largely private individual, and based on the highly curated, minimalist aesthetic of his Venice home, it’s clear that it’s because he holds his personal space to be so sacred. “I needed to create a space that was severe and avoided any kind of sentimentality or attachments, a blank slate to completely obliterate, to concentrate on listening to what I really want,” he says in the new issue of MR PORTER. “Living in clutter and chaos and things that are half-done or that are half-hearted, I think, can allow you to be a little bit too relaxed. I can’t be relaxed.”
"...one should not forget the observations on the labyrinth made by Abraham A. Moles, a professor at the Ulm Hochschule für Gestaltung and at Strasbourg University who was behind the aesthetics of information theory in France, and a colleague of Max Bense in Germany. Moles developed a psychosociological theory of space: “A labyrinth is above all a way of partitioning space according to rules of connection or prohibition, the whole set of which constitute what is known in mathematics as topology.” Moles suggested that toposociology was “an endless dialectical game” where concentration and dispersal, in space as well as in time, constituted “a theory of holes in space-time,” adapting this “according to the laws of perception proper to a being’s shells.”
A modern life space:
- lets you enter (door)
- lets you see the outside space (window)
- lets you see your own self (mirror)
- lets you see what else exists besides yourself (light, life, screen)
- lets you exit (door)
Tagging objects and habits in the environment in your conscious recall with the voice of someone affected by your interaction with that object or performance of that habit.
A Temporal Spatial Strategy
Scheduling your activities during the week to consciously navigate temporal space, then -
Hiding all clocks, watches and other temporal devices on weekends to float freely through it.
Unshackling the mind so it may wander freely through your memories, enjoying a casual pace of contemplation, and recalling long forgotten experiences.