Carved in the 1700s: “The tooth worm as Hell’s Demon”
“This carving is in a molar which can be separated into two halves. It depicts the torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C.”
Keita Takahashi (高橋慶太) Born 1975, known for his quirky, innovative videogames Katamari Damacy and Nobi Nobi Boy, Takahashi was invited to create a new playground at Woodthorpe Grange in Nottingham, Britain. “I hope that whole families will be able to play in the park together. It would be great if people’s pet dogs can also play with the equipment. What gives me the most joy is seeing people having fun. [Playgrounds and video games] are both fun things. They actually aren’t that different.” Says Takahashi. That is what I particularity like about Keita Takahashi. If your aim is to see people having fun, why limit yourself to a single branch?
Re: 5. Nature rewards cooperation- Symbiotic relationships that are mutually beneficial are what we should be striving for. It’s not enough that a design should reduce the amount of damage to the earth it’s causing; it should cause no damage. Even better: the earth should benefit from the design.