Ned and Meg talk Gestalt. Design and more! Gestalt is a German word that means the shape of a thing, or like the quality of its appearance, or its form, we think. Kurt Kafka, German Psychologist, said “the whole is other than the sum of the parts” which sorta sums up the whole concept. We discuss Gestalt in relation to shifting consciousness, Greg Egan, personal identity, authenticity, Mission Cheese, and then we dive into the Dictionary of Untranslatables, p. 1066 Structure, Pattern, Gestalt.