Super­sti­tion, myth, and reli­gion offer ratio­nales that fill in the emp­ty spaces between per­for­mance and results. Their sor­cery acts as a mor­tar that plugs the gaps between the phys­i­cal and men­tal bricks that form the walls of our per­for­mances. With­out that glue, the edi­fice would crum­ble. For peak per­for­mance, super­sti­tion isn’t a defect but a necessity.

(via Swing Copters: The Ran­dom­ness of the Uni­verse, Cap­tured in Pix­els — The Atlantic)

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Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.