The opening for the 5 into 1 show was yesterday. It was a good time. I got to meet and talk to a few people and see what other people in the area are working on. I do think that the more I look at work and think about my own work, there is at least one thing that I’m sure of. I want my work to tell the viewer that it is carefully made and that specific decisions were made for legitimate reasons. Maybe that is some kind of elitist perspective, but an increasing amount of work that I see doesn’t strike me as being careful. Maybe it has become popular to be so “intuitive”(to use a trendy word) that specificity and even reason is lost, and to me communication is wrapped up in both of those things, and if that is completely lost, then what’s the point?
Here’s a link to a review of the show, both me and Sarah are mentioned:
Here is my starting point for organizing my written thesis. Good luck trying to make sense of it all, but to me it actually helped to write out all the stuff that was trapped in my brain and to organize it on paper in relation to all the other stuff I’m thinking over. I’m excited about the directions my research and work are taking me.
|A Mind Map is a Terrible Thing to Waste
And believe it or not, all that turned into this:
Identity and Connective Technology
3. Colors that end with “urple”
Technology Natives are Beating their War Drums
How Technology is Reshaping our Brains (literally)
Socrates Hates Calculators
Why This is Different & the Same as Before & Why That Does not Matter
4. The answer is 42, now what?
The Internet is a Commi!
Google as the “Dialectical Good Evil”
The Hyperlink Paradox
All Hail the Hive
Reorganizing is the New Innovating: the death of just about everything
Centripetal and Centrifugal
Web 2.0 Gone Wild
Life is like a…
Blindly laying offerings on the altar of technology
That’s the current table of Contents for my written thesis. I’m sure it will change as I go along, but I got excited when I realized that if I were to pick up a book at the library and look at this table of contents, I would probably keep reading. I’m thinking that might be a good sign.