The Ability To Do Everything: An Interview With Eric Nakamura


And, even though a lot can be learned independently, he stresses education and the importance of craft. “Writing is still a little bit of a craft,” he says. “There’s a difference between someone who is schooled and someone who is not. Over time, you can get better and better at anything. People are starting to do a lot of little things: everyone is becoming a bit of an everyman. Who is going to do your invoicing when you freelance? Everyone is going to have to learn how to do that. You can’t just say, ‘Hey. I’m computer illiterate. Here’s a receipt.’ Our world is changing for us to have to do a lot of little things. For me, yes, I opened a shop but I have to know how to put up art and even know construction. I actually learned how to build a wall. I learned that because I had to.”