Dreams. Art. Community. Technology.
I woke up from a dream at around 5:00AM.
I woke up with the sole intention of writing down my dream and using the bathroom.
It’s now 8:00AM, and my brain could not be more wired.
I’ve just been so immensely inspired by a series of people, projects, concepts, films and websites. It all started with a tweet by Cameron Strang, in regards to Derek Webb’s new soundtrack/album/project, SOLA-MI (for a said film to be called NEXUS).
Back to NEXUS, I found out that a photographer/instagramer, Jeremy Cowart — who I tremendously respect, was involved in a photoshoot related with the film and VSCO Cam did a behind-the-scenes look. I then came across the #whatisthenexus hashtag, which lead me to discovering Zach McNair. His website lead me to something to do with Paper Route, then Canon Blue, and finally Halfnoise.
I found some awesome websites along the way, as well. WillCall, an app that curates a shortlist of live events in your city, for an individual night. WorkFu, a web platform that recommends opportunities and talent to you based upon the networks you use everyday.
Still completely intrigued, and not yet satisfied, by SOLA-MI and the authenticity of NEXUS (based on some skepticism on blogs), I began snooping through the director’s following list. I saw a man named Panos Cosmatos. In this, I discovered that he was directing his first feature film, Beyond the Black Rainbow.
While this post was primarily created for remembering this morning, I wanted to take a step back and acknowledge the monumentality of these projects, and the hearts behind them. They all represent a form of expression — a thought, a materialized dream, an element of creation birthed within. From the music to the web applications, these beautiful, expressional forms of art give way to the exciting and inspirational news that artists need only to create!
Through the build-up of users on social networking sites — and even the continual idea that the entire world is connected only by six degrees of separation — our work has a platform to be shown. We need no longer to pursue the mega-giants of our industry, the studios, the famous producers. We have ingrained in us the mirrored image of God, and for that reason, we must embrace the identities given to us.
Even beyond the realms of the stereotypical creative, I believe doctors, accountants, manufacturers, chefs, all possess the ability to create, to impact, and to change — change the world as it currently stands, and the trajectory in which it will follow. It’s time for us to embrace technology, embrace our gifts, and embrace the community that is the world. For when we do so, we shall inspire others, who in turn will inspire ourselves, and suddenly the continual cycle of creating will never cease to exist.