SILENT ACTS: 3. COULD YOU BE INTENTIONALLY BLANK?
YES, THATâ€™S YOU: NOTHING, ERASED, WASHED-CLEAN,
THE PROVERBIAL BLANK SLATE?
I found this twice, two objects that were mysteriously titled: â€œintentionally blank.â€� First time in a hospital room. Then another in another in a different place. â€œIntentionally blank.â€�
What is that, really? Intentionally blank?
This normally printed plane on this object is empty of content â€” â€œget used it to it.â€�
And I was thinking, â€œwhat is it for, really?â€�
This room is intentionally supposed to be blank? Empty? An interesting discovery for a patientâ€”a finding in a drawer.
“Youâ€™re here, but youâ€™re not supposed to be.”
Youâ€™re in Blankspace.
The center of the target.
The quiet of the center.
Brand. Design. Conversations.
I was working with a client team in an all-day working and exploration session â€” and heâ€™d referenced how attentive a Girvin team was â€” listening intently. To intend, like tendency, and tendon â€” is to stretch-out. To reach. But better, listening intentionally. Intent is about intention, and it could be linked back to that sense of tenet â€” which is principle [that which holds and contains, the loom of commitment] â€” what you live by, what you practice by, what you do and where youâ€™re going.
But what is principled listening, but being quiet, blank, leaning in, listing toward the idea. To feel, you have to start with something â€” which, in quietude, is blankness. To feel big, you start with that openness. Feelingness. Wowness is in the feeling â€” the exploration, the search for spectacle, that in which you can deeply feel, all senses round, ringing your journey as you make your way, rippling sensations â€” step by step.
Start intentionally blank.
Then sense what happens.
Start blank. You can be
the quiet spot at the center,
TIM | GIRVINOSEANSTUDIOS
G I R V I N | LISTENING IN WOWNESS
SENSATION EXPLORATION in INNOVATION WORKSHOPS
GIRVIN SEATTLE DESIGN TEAMS
CREATING STRATEGIES, PRODUCTS,
IDEAS FOR CHANGE.