Humor / Levity

We all need humor to make us smile and to remind us that we are human and not to take ourselves too seriously. There is not much of the man-made environment –- or any industrial design for that matter — that was designed around the concept of humor. It almost always pokes fun at some constituency, so it is by definition not politically correct, and unlikely to attract support from elected officials.  So if it’s not likely to be designed into the built environment, we have to create it – or simple see it – ourselves (or perhaps encourage artists to bring it into play).