Seventeen-year-old Bianca Passarge of Hamburg dresses up as a cat and dances on wine bottles in June, 1958. Her performance was based on a dream. She practiced for eight hours a day in order to perfect her dance.Photo by Carlo Polito.
"An entry from the diary of a young Charlotte Brontë recalls a stormy night and is ‘crazily compressed into nearly microscopic print.’"
GHOST LOFT: “Seconds”
Four distinct cognitive modes emerge from how the top-brain and bottom-brain systems can interact. The degree to which each of the brain systems is used spans a continuum, ranging from highly utilized to minimally utilized.
Mover Mode: results when the top- and bottom-brain systems are both highly utilized. When people think in this mode, they are inclined to make and act on plans (using the top-brain system) and to register the consequences of doing so (using the bottom-brain system), subsequently adjusting plans on the basis of feedback. According to our theory, people who habitually rely on Mover Mode typically are most comfortable in positions that allow them to plan, act, and see the consequences of their actions.
Perceiver Mode: results when the bottom-brain system is highly utilized but the top-brain system is not. When people think in this mode, they use the bottom-brain system to try to make sense of what they perceive in depth; they interpret what they experience, put it in context, and try to understand the implications. However, by definition, people who are operating in Perceiver Mode do not often initiate detailed or complex plans.
Stimulator Mode: results when the top-brain system is highly utilized but the bottom-brain system is not. According to our theory, when people rely on Stimulator Mode they may be creative and original, but they do not always know when “enough is enough”—their actions can be disruptive, and they may not adjust their behavior appropriately.
Adaptor Mode: results when neither the top- nor the bottom-brain system is highly utilized. People who are thinking in this mode are not caught up in initiating plans, nor are they fully focused on classifying and interpreting what they experience. Instead, our theory predicts that they are open to becoming absorbed by local events and immediate imperatives. They should tend to be action-oriented, and responsive to ongoing situations.
Forget the left brain vs. right brain divide – a new theory of cognitive modes explains human personality by dividing the brain into top and bottom. (And yet, and yet, let’s not get too carried away with the concept of “personality.”)
The Pierces: “Kings”
Dominique Falla is a very talented Australian artist/designer who creates amazing typography works by combining digital creation with craft techniques. These are her intricate “String” pieces.
Gah! Too cute.