Week 6 Lab: Style
-Create freedom appears liberating
-Ironically, we find ourselves paralyzed by "boundless freedom"
-Cost, materials, laws of physics: creative constraints
-Apply across professions
-Constraints are essential
-This is especially true of scientific experiments, where variables are controlled
-Engineers discover constraints and then find solutions to problems by working around them
-Iterative vs. innovative
-Iterative: How can I create a better...
-Innovative: How can I reach my goal when the best solution doesn't work...
-"Serendipitous failures" sometimes end up being the solution to the constraints of other problems
-Can mean authoritarian
-BUT this is not the whole story
-Deceptive and manipulative use of language
-George Orwell opposed to tyranny
-Believed language shapes our thoughts and opinions
-Double speak: words used not to convey meaning, but to undermine it
-War is peace
-Freedom is slavery
-Ignorance is strength
-"Newspeak" in 1984
-Omits words in the english language
-Prevents complex thought
-Double think: cognitive dissonance; disregard personal perceptions for officially mandate version
-Private thoughts are violated
"Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind"
-Enhanced interrogation techniques
Story Lab: Style. Youtube playlist. Web Source