Scale kills Craft

The challenge with craft is scale. Products, services, art created through intense focus and love, often one at a time. Each piece in one way or another signed by its creator through small differences, flaws, textures. Each one an original, a memory and a collectible, limited in number by the capacity of the creator. TheContinue reading “Scale kills Craft”

Dependence, Independence, Interdependence and Permission

Most of us are brought up to be dependent – on other’s approval, on “experts”, and to needing permission. In the industrial era, it made sense, hierarchies were effective means of command and control, and compliance meant the difference between earning a living, or not. As technology and social structures changed, we moved towards greaterContinue reading “Dependence, Independence, Interdependence and Permission”