My brother gave me a couple of these as presents over the years. Everynow and then I get them out, place them on my desk and listen through. It's an FM3 Buddha Machine, and it only has a few tracks each lasting less than a minute, and they loop. This morning, when thinking about what to listen to out of the thousands of options, this caught my eye and then caught my ears. Whilst listening and possibly entering a slight trance state, I started thinking about simplicity. I'm working on some new ideas right now, and at times they feel complicated, and then I talk them through with one of my many friends/advisors, and I'm reminded about the roots of the idea and to focus again. It's hard to do that on your own. I am very thankful for the brilliant people around me and to my brother for giving me simple gifts that keep inspiring..
Photographed on the 7th and 8th of January 2014
Atoms Collide is this Friday - it's my attempt at finding the others. Here's my definition of the others:
focused on ideas
in need of critique and discussion
in need of others to do good work with
driven by a purpose more powerful than money
interested in the future of work (whatever that may be)
willing to collide with the unexpected
If this stuff feels at home with you, come and collide with us.
A term attributed to Hitchcock, the MacGuffin is a cinematic plot device, usually an object, that serves to set and keep the story in motion despite lacking intrinsic importance. Famous examples include the statue from The Maltese Falcon, the glowing suitcase fromKiss Me Deadly, the bottle of Uranium in Notorious, and the letters of transit in Casablanca.