Monday, January 13, 2014

Thinkibility: Key Concepts as Optical Fitlers

by Asa Jomard and Gijs van Beeck Calkoen

This great website for creativity and an open mind sets some of Dr. Pattberg's ideas in the right context. Invaluable insights from psychology and spirituality that are highly challenging for cultural policy makers and politicians: Just how much foreigness do we allow to enter our heads?
"Optical filters are devices that selectively transmit light of different wavelengths. They absorb some wavelengths of light – that is, colors – while transmitting others. Optical filters define what we see and what is left out.
Key concepts and filtersKey concepts do exactly the same with what we perceive. They strengthen or weaken information, change “colors”, let things out or vary the contrast. As you will see in the image below a key Western concept like “University” colors the way Westerners interpret the Chinese concept of Dá Xué."Read more at Thinkibility: Key Concepts as Optical Filters - Thinkibility Boost.