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Modernism


A logical, rational world-view
Absolute

Looks for universal,
prototypical solutions

Mass-produced/modula
Expresses faith in progress
Future-oriented

Believes in the control of nature

Romanticizes technology
People adapting to machines

Geometric organization of form
(sharp, precise, and edges)
The box as metaphor
(rectilinear, precise, contained)

Artificial materials
Ostensibly slick

Needs to be
well-maintained

Is intolerant of ambiguity
and contradiction

Everlasting
      

Wabi Sabi


An intuitive world-view
Relative

Looks for personal,
idiosyncratic solutions

One-of-a-kind/variable
There is no progress
Present-oriented

Believes in the fundamental uncontrollability of nature

Romanticizes nature
People adapting to nature

Organic organization of form
(soft, vague shapes and edges)
The bowl as metaphor
(free shape, open at top)

Natural materials
Ostensibly crude

Accommodates to degradation
and attrition

Is comfortable with ambiguity
and contradiction

To every thing there is a season
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Wabi Sabi


Nature focused
Authentic
Allows things to age
Subtleties
Intuitive
Personal
One-of-a-kind
In the moment
The whole
Open and unresolved
Appreciation
Seasonal
Flexibility
Tolerates ambiguity
Paradoxical
Unrefined
Elegant
Fractal
Organic
Living
Handcrafted
Soft edges
Patina
Stone
Listens
Sees
Receptive
Slow
Humble
Plain
Reflective
Mindful
Heartfelt
Warm
         

Tech Slick


Technology focused
Copied
Strives for eternal youth
Bold and obvious
Rational
Impersonal
Conformity and sameness
Future oriented
Separated into parts
Works toward closure
Depreciation
Quarterly
Stability
Intolerance of ambiguity
Black and white
Refined
Ornate
Square and measured
Geometric
Artifact
Mass-produced
Hard edges
Plastic
Steel
Talks
Shows
Arrogant
Fast
Proud
Fancy
Unconscious
Mindless
Heartless
Cold

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