I’ve only taken one aptitude test — in elementary school. The profession for which I was best suited? Clerk.
Perhaps this is due to my affinity for classification. I’ve always been obsessed with sorting, with creating and stuffing pigeon holes, whether it was cars and birds (’80s) or music and typefaces (’90s–today). That’s why I love to see projects like Exactitudes — Ari Versluis and Ellie Uyttenbroek’s scientific, anthropological record of fashion and identity.
Prairie voles are monogamous and meadow voles are not. However, by injecting meadow voles with a virus that “carries” the prairie vole gene to the meadow vole’s brain, the meadow vole becomes monogamous. Ladies, take note. But vice versa — if prairie voles are given drugs that block their vasopressin receptors they become as promiscuous as their meadow cousins. Dudes! — David Byrne on Chemistry and Love
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