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Postby can- » Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:55 pm

is minimalism about presence or lack of presence? is there an element of blending in or disappearing?

whats the difference between minimalism and reductionism?

why are gray scale tones the current "it" color in popular minimalist fashion?
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Postby pk! » Sun Apr 19, 2015 12:11 am

Personally I would say nothing is truly minimal unless all components are functional in some way. I suppose reductionism exists as an answer to minimalism with a priority on aesthetics, at least that's how I interpret it.

It's interesting to see how minimalism is interpreted right now, because to the very mainstream it seems to just be picking up, but I feel like a lot of the "forefront" creatives are already getting tired of it. The idea of both post-minimalist (maybe that's where reductionism fits?) and anti-minimalist is really interesting.
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Postby IsaiahSchafer » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:14 am

Yeah well these are my thoughts on minimalism.


























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Postby teck » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:05 pm

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Postby teck » Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:36 pm

@ramseames explain.
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Postby ramseames » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:10 pm

I think it conflates the healthy, proportionate reaction to overzealous consumerism that a lot of people who describe themselves as wanting to be minimal in (any number of) aspects of their life have with the "digital nomad", travel the world with my laptop, my smart watch, and my slim dungarees, don't need to own pots and pans because all my food comes via postmates

Well made, "minimally designed" electronics and furniture are class signifiers but these things are secondary (and maximal alternatives would be just as out of reach to poor people anyway). Looking at what people who live in San Francisco are doing and colouring the rest of us with the same brush isn't fair and misses the point.
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Postby adiabatic » Tue Jul 26, 2016 8:15 pm

teck wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/31/magazine/the-oppressive-gospel-of-minimalism.html?_r=0

I enjoyed the article above.


It’s interesting, if only because she’s on a very different wavelength than I am.

When I’m going through my earthly possessions with an eye towards donation/disposal, I tend to ask myself questions like “What’re the odds that I’m going to use this again ever?” and “If I get rid of this, will it make it easier to get to the stored-away stuff that I’m actually likely to want to retrieve?” and “If I keep it around, will spiders take up residence behind it?”, not “Will I be able to impress my friends with an apartment that has everything I need and nothing I don’t?”.

I suppose the main takeaway I got was “every social trend can be a virtue signaling game, particularly if bicoastal urban millenials take a shine to it”.

On the other hand, I think being able to travel the world and be productive on one bag is pretty cool. It’s not an option for me, but I’m glad other people are having interesting fun like that.
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