Brian Dettmer, Old masters (2006)
«(…) Millions of items in the outward order are present to my senses which never properly enter into my experience. Why? Because they have no interest for me. My experience is what I agreed to attend to. Only those items which I notice shape my mind – without selective interest, experience is an utter chaos.» - William James (1890).
Mihaly Csikszentnihalyi, Eugene Rochberg-Halton, The Meaning of Things, Domestic Symbols and the Self, Cambridge University Press, 1981, pp. 5-6