Fire

Wind extinguishes a candle and energizes fire. Likewise with randomness, uncertainty, chaos: you want to use them, not hide from them.

Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility, randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty.

You get pseudo-order when you seek order; you only get a measure of order and control when you embrace randomness,”

~ Antifragile

Art Talk

Observation is key for invention which comes from design not arts.”

“I used to make things to please people, but now I make things that please me and that are true to myself, and then those things find people who think the same as me..”

“Being an influence as an artist is more important than how great artist you are.”

“… have confidence in their own vision, being tru-est to yourself, focused commitment to what they do.”

“Things can be done only at a certain time. We cannot repeat 60ies. Everything has its time. Things are specific to a particular moment. E.g. you cannot be radical now. What would you be radical about? Everything is happening simultaneously now. It is hard to operate as an artist now.”

“Many young students don’t make anything. But they take things that were made [before] for granted.”

“We are now in a social revolution, creating whole new aesthetics.”

“Art: try anything you want. Art said Yes while other disciplines said No,”

~ Michael Craig-Martin talk at TCD