Thinkibility Idea Pool – Fictions

Filip Dujardin is a Belgian photographer, who makes images that are just believable enough to confuse the eye. Dujardin calls his art--which is not quite photography and not quite illustration -“fictions.”  He creates his fictions from multiple photographs that he cuts and pasts into something that is just believable. A building made entirely out of …

Mainstream Thinking about Designing Systems

Many technical systems, but also economic and organizational systems are organized to the limits of its capabilities. There are no redundancies, all components are trimmed to the bare bones. A little distortion in a daily routine can cause a cascade-effect and leads to a total breakdown of the system. There is no back-up or fail-safe.  …

Language is not Innocent – How Thinking Patterns are Created

Language is not innocent, it determines how reality is interpreted. Words create logic bubbles that are difficult to escape from. The way we use words  may  prevent us from finding  solutions, restrict new ideas, and lead to wrong public policies. In this blog post we will try in a simple way to explain how thinking …

Training in Economics is a Serious Handicap

Or the Logical Bubble of Economists. Economists decided to increase the maximum number of babies in a nursery to make the industry more profitable. Economists advised to pay math teachers more, because of the shortage of them. Economists recommended that employment projects for the disabled and mentally retarded should be closed... because they are not …

World Thinkers’ Ideas- Mixing Art, Science and Dreams

The vision that people could ingest food by smelling or whiffing it lead David Edwards to design the chocolate inhaler. The idea behind Le Whif, the chocolate inhaler, takes into account not only our desire for chocolate but also the fact that over the last centuries we have changed our eating habits –  we consume smaller quantities but …