"The Paper Chase" may be the best show that ever came to television, but it belongs to a class of creations which will not live unless they are constantly fed large sums of money. The more we allow such commodity art to define and control our gifts, the less gifted we will become, as individuals and as a society.
The true commerce of art is a gift exchange, and where that commerce can proceed on its own terms we shall be heirs to the fruits of gift exchange.
> I am oriented towards the future. I’d like to spend my life guiding complex product systems towards egalitarian ends. Heritage craft-works and nostalgia are uninteresting to me. New infrastructures and modes of being are very interesting to me.
> I can build any system, large or small.
Whether in national politics or everyday interaction, people in power get to impose their metaphors.
We have found that metaphors allow us to understand one domain of experience in terms of another. This suggests that understanding takes place in terms of entire domains of experience, and not in terms of isolated concepts.