I wasn’t doing anything memorable, the day the world clicked in nine words—I want to occupy as much space as possible—but I do remember what came after. Another question, the interrogation after the impulse: How much space could I occupy?
The monuments have strong ties to architecture, resembling Islamic minarets, Indian step-wells, and Scottish castles and, I would argue, the more recent ramparts of Ricardo Bofill and Peter Eisenman.
This “before method,” an analytic tactic and not an analytic strategy, she tells Warburton is an effort to de-theorize about phenomenon when first studying it, a caution for academics to be on alert against glib if still learned methodologies that create expectations that they then force the data to fit into.
There are countless explanations (20pcs is too much for some people, for instance) that almost work, but a good number of them are knocked down by asking “Why doesn’t McDonalds just lower the price for the 10pcs McNuggets, or raise the price for 20pc McNuggets?”