Page last modified 16:36, 16 May 2011 by wol

*Wol Euler was guardian for this session.*

Wol Euler: sayonara, sam-san

oO0Oo Resident: Wol :)

Wol Euler: nice kimono

oO0Oo Resident: ty.. a gift from the people who performed the Kabuki at the 3rd anniversary celebrations of PaB

Wol Euler: ah, right, I remember that

--BELL--

Wol Euler: For the record, and by way of introducing a possible topic: Sam and I have been IMing about hair (prim versus slider)

eggsalad Ormstein: hi gang

Wol Euler: hello egg!

eggsalad Ormstein: hi wol =hug=

Wol Euler: how are you today?

eggsalad Ormstein: much better than yesterday, thanks

Wol Euler: good, I'm glad to hear that

oO0Oo Resident: :) yes.. glad too

eggsalad Ormstein: ty sammy

Wol Euler: I had started to say, as soon as Sam arrived I ambushed hem with "helpful advice" about hair

eggsalad Ormstein: do go on, sorry to interrupt

Wol Euler: I meant it as a friendly gesture, a sign of affection, but realized as I was doing it that it could be taken as criticism, meddling

oO0Oo Resident: thanks sista!

Wol Euler: and wondered why I have this desire to "improve" what's around me

Wol Euler: clearly that is related to my having become an architect, as a profession we try to improve the world :)

Wol Euler: perhaps this is an attachment that I might usefully drop

oO0Oo Resident: I appreciate the advice Wol, and respect your taste

Wol Euler: I'm very bad at letting people make their own mistakes

Wol Euler: and I am very quick to jump to the presumption that what I see *is* a mistake, rather than an intention that I misunderstood

oO0Oo Resident: i suspect you are at times a bit hard on yourself most of all ::looks at Wol softly::

Wol Euler smiles.

Wol Euler: thank you.

eggsalad Ormstein: psst, wol. I *meant* to wear a dress. Yes, I know I'm male :)

Wol Euler laughs.

Wol Euler: yes, we figured that one out already :)

oO0Oo Resident: I'm giving myself ... extra time... to figure out... what i am..

Wol Euler nods.

eggsalad Ormstein: I am the walrus.

eggsalad Ormstein: koo koo kajoob

Wol Euler: goo goo kachoo

oO0Oo Resident: i've decided to let a fair amount of diversity play upon and in me

Wol Euler listens.

--BELL--

Wol Euler: would you like to expand on that, sam?

oO0Oo Resident: mmm... letting go a bit of cherished self concepts allows for to dress up in more things... internally and externally and intermittantly, and interbeingly ;)

Wol Euler has found the title for this session :)

oO0Oo Resident: like putting myself in someone else's shoes, but without anyone else being liable in any way

Wol Euler nods.

oO0Oo Resident: and then the possibilities are seemingly endless

Wol Euler: mmhmm

Wol Euler: such potential in all of us

oO0Oo Resident imagines a random landscape and wonders about what it must be like to be an architect seeing many possibilities

Wol Euler: it's a kind of sickness, actually :)

Wol Euler: one is perpetually dissatisfied

Wol Euler: architects don't take the world seriously, they don't really look at it as it is -- because that is just the "before" half of a future magazine spread :)

Wol Euler: I struggle against that, with some success

Wol Euler: I am famous among my friends for taking a camera with us on walks, to photograph flowers and clouds, but leaving it at home when we go to Venice :)

oO0Oo Resident: :) girlfriends can give spontaneous hair advice to save the day... Buildings are harder to 'comb out' once erected ;) understand there would be pressure to continually re-evaluate

Wol Euler: that's true. The great problem of architecture is that every building is a prototype.

Wol Euler: we are contractually obligated to re-invent wheels

oO0Oo Resident: I must say.. I totally loved reading Christopher Alexander's book: The Timeless Way of Building

Wol Euler: unless you are in hte happy position of becoming a specialist in a type of building, like Von Gerkan und Marg who do only airports, you are always battling against ignorance

--BELL--

oO0Oo Resident: hehehehe.. the battle is against 'knowing' you are right

Wol Euler: yes, a wonderful book (and a free website too)

oO0Oo Resident: [01:46] Play as Being 15 minute bell: Thank you.

Wol Euler smiles.

oO0Oo Resident: i enjoy the politeness built in

Wol Euler: yes, it is very nice

oO0Oo Resident: mmm... correction... not 'against', but maybe 'with'

Wol Euler nods.

Wol Euler: yes, to keep the ability to look again, to reconsider

Wol Euler: something architects as a profession are not good at. We rather think that we KNOW

Wol Euler: in my five years of education, no teacher ever suggested starting a project by talking to the clients or users to find out what they wanted :)

Wol Euler: we think of our buildings as Beethoven probably thought of his symphonies: it's in my head, let me pour it onto the page.

Wol Euler: for you to enjoy and wonder at.

oO0Oo Resident: mmm.. yes .. just as 99% of people in psychological professions, never had any course on what the 'mind' actually is

Wol Euler smiles.

eggsalad Ormstein: sorry afk

Wol Euler: wb

Wol Euler: and bye

Wol Euler: let's go back if we may to your diversity, sam

oO0Oo Resident: being clear, and 'knowing' is a real ongoing, forward moving journey. That willingness to remain open is something to be reckoned with

oO0Oo Resident: when one is used to being 'right', when a 'mistake' occurs, it is a hard earned lesson that feeds the next round of 'rightness'

oO0Oo Resident: kind of turmoil

Wol Euler nods.

Wol Euler: we learn early on, in schools usually, that a mistake means that *we* are bad/wrong/invalid

Wol Euler: making a mistake reduces my worth as a human being. No wonder we fear them!

Wol Euler: there was a great TED talk that I found recently by someone who calls herself a "wrongologist" :)

Wol Euler: talking about the usefulness of mistakes

oO0Oo Resident: lol.. cool

Wol Euler: Kathryn Schulz, http://www.ted.com/talks/kathryn_sch...ing_wrong.html

--BELL--

Wol Euler: "Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. But what if we're wrong about that? 'Wrongologist' Kathryn Schulz makes a compelling case for not just admitting but embracing our fallibility."

oO0Oo Resident: :)

Wol Euler: I love TED, I listen to it at work like a really high-brow radio station

Wol Euler: and it's all free! Amazing!

oO0Oo Resident: yes it is really valuable, and packs so much pertinent, smart info into an inspiring 18-22 minutes

Wol Euler: http://www.ted.com/talks/ric_elias.html

oO0Oo Resident: clicking

Wol Euler: that's a really short one, only 5:03, but very intense. Very moving.

oO0Oo Resident is riveted...

Wol Euler nods and shivers, remembering

oO0Oo Resident: ...ah! yes...

Wol Euler smiles.

oO0Oo Resident: great vid Wol... :)

Wol Euler: yeah :)

Wol Euler: glad you liked it. I thought you would.

oO0Oo Resident: i am reminded, now that there were some passages in a book, that reminded me of you in a connected way RE: shifting attitude to life... will try and email if I can remember to

Wol Euler: ah, ty :)

Wol Euler: I'll look forward to htat

oO0Oo Resident sees the first rays of sun warming the skin tones of Wol's avvie

Wol Euler smiles.

Wol Euler: one of the greatest things of SL is that any time of day can be dawn, whenever you want

--BELL--

oO0Oo Resident: It dawns to mind, that I ought to transistion. I thank you for being the much needed eye to my SL style, when I try new things :) I am also very heartened that Egg was feeling somewhat better today. Though quiet, it was really nice to have him here.

Wol Euler: agreed :) and ty

Wol Euler: re eye: any time

Wol Euler: goodnight sam, take care

oO0Oo Resident: it takes a village... and .. sisters don't let sisters drive that prim hair without a baldie on first ;)

Wol Euler: heheheheheheh

oO0Oo Resident: tc Wol

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