“Your thoughts and your actions are fixed forever in their terms. That is slavery. I, on the other hand, brought you freedom. Freedom is expensive, but the price is not impossible. So, fear your captors, your masters. Don’t waste your time and your power fearing me.”
I have recently begun to reluctantly follow on some technology/startup/vc reading. I came across your writing and YCombinator. I have read numerous articles you wrote, I have drawn some ideas and found some inspiration in them. When I came across your article How Art Can Be Good I came to a stop. My initial response was objection to your writing – and I almost engaged you in a confrontation. I wanted to show you that you are wrong – that you do not know what art is. But to do this I would have had to claim that I do know what art is – and nothing could be further from a truth. So I let the energy you stirred in me continue to brew and eventually settle. Now that it has, I feel that I can write with a positive note and establish a connection with you rather then form an opposition. Responding to your article has actually consolidated some ideas that I have been carrying with me – so I am thankful for your contribution in crystallizing my thoughts and forming a stage for their expression.
I recently came across Ryan Swagar’s blog and found myself spending the better part of an hour enjoying the contents he chose to share. I walked away with a smile, with a sense of familiarity and inspired to do the same. So I hope you enjoy Jack Johnson which keeps appearing in my life and caressing me gently:
This is another SweetClarity publication. The images were taken during a recess at Shahar’s Tune Barcelona project a few months ago. The performer is Aube – she was participating in the workshop but she wasn’t dancing (long story – and for Aube to tell – if she ever wants to) she was writing. When the breaks come she just had to let out her thirst to move – and one time I joined her to play around with the camera. It was frivolous fun and play and this is what it looked like.
If you haven’t already done so then please turn on your speakers. This presentation was our first attempt at adding a sound-track. I had refrained from doing this for some time (another long story) but Shahar asked me to give it a try. The result was amazing and inspiring. Read More »