Currently work on this.
Identify the common features between Chinese traditional home and the modern home (youth/ internet culture).
Change the content but use the same object and position.
Chinese word ‘福’
The E-mail I send to my tutor.
Actually I really think about and discuss the brief question and trying to fit my design into the situation ‘discordianism rule the world’.
But what I did is trying to avoid all my confusion otherwise I don’t know how to face a fully choas world.
Then I will be design rules and orders, which is not what I expect.
I still think a harmony Discordian world is too ideal. A world ruled by discordianism I can picture will be a disaster. I would agree that it sounds cool at the beginning that we don’t have to follow any rules, and we are free, we can do anything we want. But think about it , if we all believe everything is in chaos, accept that’s the nature condition of reality, so nobody will believe in science, because it’s artificial definition we give to the nature through one ‘grid’ we create, that’s the ‘human illusion’. If we don’t believe in order, we would simply give up finding orders, creating rules, defending things, the society will stop developing. (Of course science could be wrong sometimes, but through that we are getting close to the reality. We name sun as ‘sun’, galaxy as ‘galaxy’, so we can understand the world better.) If discordianism ruled world for longtime, maybe science doesn’t even exist. Same as philosophy except discordian.
Also for the idea of laws, you said the world is corrupt with or without laws. Discordianism is about accepting chaos rather than creating chaos. But what we think will effect on what we do. Once we all accept chaos is the nature condition of reality，then the idea of laws which based on a certain order will be wrong. Also what I received from the book, rule is bad thing / we all should make our own rules (so hippy).
quete from the book.
“We need more laws with stiffer penalties to rid our community of
drugs,” says an innocent pawn of Eris. To be sure, these laws make
smuggling and selling and buying drugs more risky. That, in turn, drives up
their prices - thus making them more profitable. So more money and work
goes into expanding the market for the contraband - in keeping with the Law
of Eristic Escalation.
Or, as the Taoist sage Chuang Tzu simply said, “The more laws there
are, the more crime there is.”
It feels right, but then think about it, I still feel it is too idealist. Either discordiansim or Taoism.
The only solution I can think of is to picture people in the world are all well-educated, high intelligence, self-controled species.
Otherwise human are born sinners, we have desires and we pursue it. But one’s desire can against another’s, if there’s no rules and laws, how can we protect ourselves? Behave like ancient barbarous people or anarchisms?
Yes people can break laws, but there is punishment and laws to tell people right and wrong, it do help to build up morality especially for the bad/stupid. Without rules, it’s pure freedom, pure freedom is not freedom at all.