Failure can be scary. As artists and designers, we encounter failure regularly. At the worst of times it can even deter us from trying. How can we push past failure and come out smarter and stronger?
You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.
– Johnny Cash
Scientific experimentation allows–as a core component–the possibility of failure. A failed experiment can offer up as much information as a successful one. How can we use failure to discover new territory?
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
– Samuel Beckett, Worstward Ho
Join us this month as we explore failure in our work, how we overcome it, how we use it, and how it helps us generate new ideas. Maybe we’ll learn how to fail better, or at least more spectacularly!
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