Imagining life without work

Some people are obsessed with work. It defines them, gives them a structure. Without work, they’d sail away at the mercy of the waves and get lost at sea. But technology facilitates creativity. The accountant becomes a music producer at night or a photographer on the weekend. He or she identifies more as being an […]

How to unthink

Knowledge can be a hindrance. The more we know, the more likely we’re to hesitate in times of execution. So the overthinking basketball player misses a wide-open layup, the tennis player misses an easy return, or the painter or writer can’t seem to get their inspiration to convert on a blank canvas. Stalling is a […]

Write a memoir to make sense of your life

“Why write? To write. To make something.” Claude Simon Most people think of writing as a creative outlet. But it’s also an instrument for coping. According to recent studies, writing your own memoir has various psychological benefits. Whether for private eyes or for public viewing, writing extensively about traumatic events helps you break free from the cage […]

The dopamine surge

Dopamine is a superpower. Our brain hunts it down with the expectation of feeding it with some type of satisfaction, be it coffee or social media. But our anticipation often exceeds reality. The coffee aroma smells better than the grounded beans actually taste. We only go on vacation with the promise of taking photos and […]

Rogue lines, a photoset

The square lines represent a movement. Sometimes lines appear infinite. On different occasions, the lines blur. Lines also run diagonally. Lines can get squiggly, as in life. Lines like to find the holes, blurring their objects. All lines are nonetheless imaginary, even arbitrary, a simulation of code drawn from the head. PS. ‘The map is not the territory‘ […]

‘Water is itself the obstacle to water’

Leonardo da Vinci obsessed with water more than any of his multidisciplinary interests: architecture, science, painting, and sculpture. For Leonardo da Vinci, the current represented that perfect chaos that separated air from water. In his Book on Waters, he wrote: Nothing shares a surface with something and something shares a surface with nothingness. And the […]