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48) The need to explore, and to stimulate exploration, is especially warranted for exploitative organizations where the terrors of performativity have a strong hold on members' designerly cognition--if not to steer organizations toward the central case, then at least so that they can adapt well in their environments.
What disturbs, ultimately, is this openness to meaning: the way the very boyish "overtone" of slasher-film mayhem gradually gives way to a more adult, Martha Stewart-esque "undertone" of tranquil designerly taste.
More prosaically, it enables the use of colors like the pink of Painting with Pink and Blue (all works 2005), colors that mess with gender assumptions, colors that are "pretty" rather than beautiful, designerly rather than organic.