There are a couple of blogs that focus specifically on what creative people’s desks look like. This is the first time I’ve seen it go into such in-depth analysis, although I know of a couple of psychologists that do this.
Oliver Sacks is an acclaimed author and physician, and a professor of neurology and psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center.
Says Sacks “This is what my work looks like to begin with—you see these long yellow sheets, then I go over them with pens, pencils of different colors, signifying different generations. The feeling of a pen or the machine-gun-like clatter of a typewriter appeals to me. But also, I’m afraid of erasure. I’m terrified of the notion that at any moment a computer may collapse and destroy what one has done.”
Read more about Sacks’ desk and what it means.