With the abstract concept of the market, this immediacy has faded. The senses become less skilled, quality easily travels away and other quality control mechanisms like statistics have come in place. However, when having to address crisis, the senses are crucial indicators for survival. Sensorial trial and error, pattern recognition and analysis, define a persons wits to survive.
Cycle of quality & wits to survive
In traditional artisan’s context, where the user and the maker shared time and place, there was an immediacy to the cycle of quality of the work. Craft had its very own consequential: an artisan made something, a person used it, the problem was immediately told, the object was improved, the artisan became a better craftsperson.