Friday, March 29, 2013

I Want to Dance in my Blindspots

I want to dance in my blindspots
and step off the edge of my established patterns.
I want to reach below the surface, see behind the mirror, 
and push on the boundaries of reason.
All the clever platitudes and warnings of impropriety
are like confetti to me now, swirling in the vacuum of mindless repetition.
I step out of the costume, the uniform the straightjacket
into the crisp air and bright light of ideas that question everything 
and the irreplaceable joy of knowing that you don't know.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Real Life Heretic: Marcin Jakubowski

Here is someone who is going to change the world by taking action on an idea and sharing the results. The idea is that people are not reliant on the current commercial distribution system for getting the tools they need to build sustainable communities. They can take advantage of the open source and maker culture to produce their own tools.

I first heard about this idea from Chase Randell who I wrote about in a previous post. What is interesting about these people is that they acted on their ideas first instead of waiting for permission OR an audience.