Friday, October 28, 2011

"What Kind of Buddhist was Steve Jobs?"

...That's what Wired reporter Steve Silberman asks in an absorbing and well-researched blog post over at the Public Library of Science NeuroTribes blog this morning.

Silberman's inquiry is a fascinating read and includes an image of Donald and Era Farnsworth's Tree Thangka I tapestry hanging at Greens restaurant in San Francisco.

The restaurant's aesthetic, says Silberman, was inspired by the same Zen principles that later informed the look of Apple products.

Read the full blog post here.

photo by Donald Farnsworth - click to enlarge

More art by Donald and Era Farnsworth at Magnolia Editions

1 comment:

Vera Chino said...

Yea, well all know- Steve Jobs is a real Buddist. We could say that meditation doesn’t have a reason or doesn’t have a purpose. In this respect it’s unlike almost all other things we do except perhaps making music and dancing. When we make music we don’t do it in order to reach a certain point, such as the end of the composition. If that were the purpose of music then obviously the fastest players would be the best. Also, when we are dancing we are not aiming to arrive at a particular place on the floor as in a journey. thanks!
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