ever sit in a conversation and listen to what are the normal discussions, complaints, and issues of life with a group of people and think, “my world rarely includes thoughts like this?” the past few days have been like this in town. I will confess I have three jumbo ideas all sitting that I am working on as I await word on some space to let them all out for a month from the academic world. I could write an article about the general tendencies and differences between academia, politics, and business in how they all approach trying to get something done and how much and/or little each will share or do. but right now, I am staring out the window and stunned at what normal life appears to be going to
the lines at the Starbucks drive through are getting longer, people seem to be more insecure in putting up images and “stuff” to cover up their weaknesses, and a number of people watching things with the digital tsunami of stuff really amaze me. people say I use my computer a lot, and that is true, but here it is to learn more German, take a course on relationships and then learn a few software packages that are favored by academia for their make spaces. oh yeah, this is post brainstorm ramble in a noisy coffee shop that I really need to invent a feedback for stereos in public spaces. I guess that is another issue of having to deal with bleeding edge acoustics environments years ago…bad sound, is bad sound.
I guess the irony of this trip called life is that I spent so many years in entertainment where we literally manipulated technology to affect humans.
what scares me today and for the future is what is possible with the technologies and tools coming into the pipeline. I know we need each other as a community to live, but what is the point of having to constantly come down to a level where people probably don’t want to change or grow much, when you have the capability to do so much more?
such is the question of the day. later I will hear about can I co-work in a space which is a bit like the other academic groups I work with…they are there for innovative and creative growth –yet – they themselves are pretty archaic, conservative and traditional in how they keepers of the door want to operate.
while I find the times we are in interesting, and I know all will work itself out fine in time – a portion of me wonders why people don’t challenge themselves more in life? picking low hanging fruit is nice – even easy – but do you really grow much?
I better take my German lesson now, as I will then have this entire missive crash my reality down upon me as languages are just not something that comes easily to me. taking ideas from thought to final product – that is easier for me.
now to find that brainstorm/write/conceptualize space….asap. but first…that pesky German grammar.