May 7th, 2003

monkey science

(no subject)

The word "architecture" is often used in conjunction with the word "software". Game software is sometimes designed by teams of people who have not made the neural connection between the facts that: [a] few, if any, buildings designed by Fuller, Wright, Pei, etc. [or even Gaudi] have fallen down, even though [b] those creative people went through the tedious exercise of actually drawing the buildings in detail, on paper, before breaking ground.

- Jessica Mulligan and Bridgette Patrovsky, "Developing Online Games"

Amen.
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Since it's time again...

Says Brezsny:
I hope you have a spiritual path. It doesn't matter what kind, as long as you have some relationship with a benevolent source of life and love beyond your little ego. Having said that, I also want to advocate the importance of not taking your spiritual path too damn seriously. Grave fanaticism in any form, even if devoted to a noble cause, is dangerous not only to your mental health, but also to that of the people around you. This week it will be especially important for you to be playfully mocking towards that which you hold most sacred. Examples? Put underwear on a Buddha statue, insert a dirty limerick into your prayers to the Goddess, enjoy some heavy petting in a synagogue, visualize yourself tickling Jesus.