On Theory

Mike Schindler, Land of Idols (Detail), 1995,  Ink Wash on Sculptured Canvas

For no particular reason, here are a few of my favorite theories.

  • Capitalism – The free market idea has appealed to me ever since I could choose between Matchbox and Hot Wheels.
  • Socialism – Because nobody said Capitalism was perfect.
  • Postmodernism – This wasn’t really an option for me as an art student. Not to mention that linking to Michel Foucault makes anyone seem wicked smarter than they really are.
  • Color Theory – Good to know. Better to practice.
  • Evolution – Because it’s the one explanation for our species that makes any sense.
  • Intelligent Design – Because it doesn’t really make any sense but I choose to believe it anyway (and find it totally compatible with the aforementioned).
  • String Theory – I don’t know. Just sounds important. I think I’ll put it on the list.
  • Psychoanalysis – Can you imagine where we’d be without Sigmund? Friggin’ here, dude. That’s where.
  • Rational Emotive Therapy – Because I think the world would be better off if everyone went to therapy and used the word fuck on a semi-regular basis. If that’s not progress, I don’t know what is.
  • Attachment Theory – Because it all goes back to mom and dad.
  • User Experience Design – I think I might be getting the hang of this one.

So, what did I miss?