Description

In 1974, Amos Tversky and Daniel Kahneman wrote an iconic article in Science Magazine entitled "Judgment under Uncertainty: Heuristics and Biases". They lay out the case and conclude that mental heuristics are highly economical and usually effective, but lead to systematic and predictable errors. For this work and beyond, Kahneman went on to win the Nobel Prize. Using the style of blackout poetry, WYSIATI is a piece that reinforces the notion that "what you see is all there is" — the central thesis of Kahneman's work — by blacking out the extraneous text on the first page of their Science article. In this genesis piece, we acknowledge our own biases and what we see is truly all there is.

Provenance