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Chaos / SML.20121219.IP3.SMLU.Desk.Chaos | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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Chaos / SML.20121219.IP3.SMLU.Desk.Chaos

Those darn cables. As I predicted, the neat workspace will never stay long. I swim in chaos daily. I am glad that I am not OCD because if I were then I will never have time to work. When I used to work for large agencies, I was always amazed that some people’s desks are very neat. Actually most of their space are. I just don't know how they stay so organized. Do they actually work? I ask myself this question all the time. I visited a lot of artists studio in the past and they are always chaotic. They often keep on apologizing that it is not clean. But I really don't mind it, really. In fact I enjoy seeing the messy chaotic working studios instead of the times when they are doing open studios and everything feels completely out of place awkward. Things just don't feel real when they are neat. This might also be why I don't really like seeing art in galleries and museums when they are all clinically cleaned everyday. I love the messy workspace. I celebrate it. Mess / chaos / active vs inactive piles tell me a lot about someone. Removing all the data tells me nothing about the person. I love data. I want to see people as they are. Alter-egos are boring. Embrace who you are. Be yourself. Be.

 

(Yes I do clean up from time to time. Usually when I have no space to work. But my working surface consists mostly of the monitor + tablet + Moleskine so messy desks do not affect me really.)

 

Chaos / SML.20121219.IP3.SMLU.Desk.Chaos

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Taken on December 19, 2012