“To document,” Jurgenson writes, “is to be involved with our own experience instead of passively letting it float by.”
Sorry, the question is wrongly put, Good man (1978). We should ask: When is a research artistic?
Research therefore means not-knowing, rather: not-yet-knowing and desire for knowledge
Art without research is lacking an essential foundation, as this is the case for science. As cultural developments, both live on the balance between tradition and innovation
...to have an artistic experience means to have a look from outside of a frame and simultaneously enter into it.
- Record ideas as they emerge
- Suspend all critical judgement until the end of the session. Idea production is ten times greater when imagination isn't restricted by judicial attitudes.
- Quantity is important. The more ideas, the greater the likelihood of success.
- Set a goal for how many ideas you want to come up with. Make the number so large that you will have to stretch to achieve your goal.
- Use and build on the ideas of others.
I like to think of knowing as proprioceptive: that how you move through the world makes the world and makes knowledge. Knowledge is not just a stable, objective thing out there. At the end of a scientifically rigorous exercise, knowledge is how we meet the world and how the world meets us in return.