The artist’s aim, we saw at the beginning of this book, is to turn his audience into his accomplices. Complicity does not exclude violence — but it must be based on a shared secret.
Cities are cauldrons of creativity. They have long been the vehicles for
mobilizing, concentrating, and channeling human creative energy.They
turn that energy into technical and artistic innovations, new forms of
commerce and new industries, and evolving paradigms of community
Our comforting conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation; our almost unlimited ability to ignore our ignorance.