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Suffering from Comparison [Placement Archives]

Originally published – MAY 25, 2005 Now grossly over-magnified, marketing is pivotal in exaggerating choice in western culture. It’s a tired refrain to remind that branders and advertisers gorge you on implausible and improbable variants of things you already own or likely never needed — a buffet of attrition culminating…
E. Tage Larsen
November 20, 2016
Placement

Relevant, Authentic and Intimate [Placement Archives]

Originally published – JUNE 16, 2005 Despite the marvelous technology that colors our lives, we persist in perpetuating an anachronistic mindset. According to Ron Pompei we might as well be living in the 19th Century. Our growth is subsumed by a culture that privileges an ever-narrowing worldview. Ron Pompei is…
E. Tage Larsen
November 18, 2016
Placement

Making Light [Placement Archives]

Originally published – June 13, 2005 Though you can draw a diagram for the different axis’s that humor works on, you can’t really sit down and tell somebody what “funny” is. Humor is contextual, inexplicable and personal. Bob Mankoff has been working on a research project with the University of…
E. Tage Larsen
November 18, 2016
Placement

A Practicable Reform [Placement Archives]

Originally published – JUNE 03, 2005   The image you see here is from a manuscript auction a few months back. It's been resting in limbo because I keep thinking it’s from a Sotheby’s sale in March, and that i'll find the source material. No matter how many times I…
E. Tage Larsen
November 15, 2016
Placement

Entre Nous [Placement Archives]

Originally published – MARCH 28, 2005 A book I’ve recently started reading discusses the role of the sidewalk in relationship to neighborhood crime, or further to the point : the way that good neighborhoods patrol themselves in a way that city planning and police action cannot. When I stopped writing…
E. Tage Larsen
November 15, 2016
Placement

Nowhere in Particular [Placement Archives]

Originally published – OCTOBER 08, 2005   “What do you want to do?” “I don’t know.” “Do you want to see a movie?” “OK.” “Which movie would you like to see: there are four playing now.” “I don’t know.” “Would you just prefer to go home?” “OK.” A scene not…
E. Tage Larsen
November 15, 2016