For my first post I would like to take the opportunity to describe, just what exactly, this blog is about. This blog will serve as a hotbed for publishing my interests. Among my interests are: Graphic Design, Web Design, Programming, Information Security, Photography, Videography, Philosophy, Psychology, Statistics, and Technological Innovation.
As you may have noticed, I have diverse interests, so pay close attention to how I synthesize my interests with real-world examples. I do my best to find strong connections between design and human factors of production. More specifically, I am fascinated by discourse surrounding innovation, design, and production. Feel free to comment on any of my future posts. Nothing intrigues me more than being humbled, so if my conclusions are wrong or connections are loose, then don’t hesitate to rigorously critique my arguments. You can learn more about me on my about page.
Now, as a minor deviation, I want to fill you in on the meaning of this post’s title. I’ve thought long and hard about what to name my first post – other than the “Hello, World!” paradigm. “To Begin Again, From The Beginning” is a reference from Richard Linklater’s 2001 film Waking Life. Sadly, I can’t find the video excerpt (probably due to copyright). But I did find the script:
“Our critique began as all critiques begin:
with doubt. Doubt became our narrative. Ours was a quest for a new story, our own. And we grasp toward this new history driven by the suspicion... that ordinary language couldn't tell it. Our past appeared frozen in the distance, and our every gesture and accent... signified the negation of the old world and the reach for a new one. The way we lived created a new situation, one of exuberance and friendship, that of a subversive microsociety... in the heart of a society which ignored it. Art was not the goal but the occasion and the method... for locating our specific rhythm... and buried possibilities of our time. The discovery of a true communication was what it was about, or at least the quest for such a communication. The adventure of finding it and losing it. We the unappeased, the unaccepting continued looking, filling in the silences with our own wishes, fears and fantasies. Driven forward by the fact that no matter how empty the world seemed, no matter how degraded and used up the world appeared to us, we knew that anything was still possible. And, given the right circumstances, a new world was just as likely as an old one."