eno – as if it’s someone else’s

Perhaps this might be a useful task even at this late stage. It has something to do with adopting a skeptical/critical attitude to your own work. It’s a bit like asking “So what?” of your own practice.

Make a critical study of my own work to date – as if it’s someone else’s.

– Brian Eno, 1996. A Year with Swollen Appendices. London: Faber and Faber, p.152

encouraging skepticism

We don’t need students to be radicals; we only need them to be skeptical. “Skeptical” comes from a word that means “to look.” A skeptic is someone who bothers to look.

– Deresiewicz, William. 2014. Excellent Sheep. Simon and Schuster. loc 1930