Monday Morning Media / Start each week off by viewing an Inspirational video
I really love how blunt he is with his answers. You rarely see this from people because of how afraid they are of either hurting someones feelings, not being politically correct or fearing backlash from the answers they may give. I may not always see eye to eye on his Architectural approach but I do like the fact that he brings a sense of playfulness into each of his projects. Will Alsop is a man who still seeks out his inner child and that I enjoy. My favorite quote of his from the short video clip, one that I truly agree with, goes as follows:
Your best work is when you’re not thinking too much about it. It just happens. It comes from somewhere else. In the end it becomes an intellectual exercise but after you’ve done it. Then it can be debated and discussed in all sorts of way.
To actually do it, I’m interested in the process of engament. I’m interested in the idea of not knowing things. I’m interested in, where possible, to work with the people in the area and to get them to be creative and I try to make sense of what they draw using my own freedom too.
After viewing this clip, I have a new admiration for Will Alsop. He believes that the most valuable thing that we have to give to the world is to be ourselves and I think we can all agree with that!
When I first saw this video, I thought it was too good to be true. But in fact, it is true! Filmaker Jacob Sutton creates this magical piece in the French Alps using only a Red Epic Camera. The rider, pro snowboarder William Hughes, is wearing a L.E.D suit made by John Spatcher. This is fantastic considering how much I love to snowboard. I first hoped on a board around the age of fourteen and eleven years later, I still enjoy it immensely. Given the fact that I have trouble seeing at night (bad eyes), I never really became a fan of snowboarding at night even with lights on but if I had this suit I would gladly board all day and night!
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Agora by Magdalena Abakanowicz (a fellow Pol! Yes I’m proud). The first time I saw these sculptures was when I ran the ‘07-‘09 Chicago Marathons but sadly I never approached them after. At first I thought nothing of it; the work didn’t ‘move’ me. The other day I had another opportunity to check the 9’ sculptures out up close, so I did just that. It was very easy to get lost in the sea of legs. It’s one of those moments where you must be within the work to actually feel its impact. I have a new appreciation for it and I’m glad it’s here for us Chicagoans to enjoy.
Martin Luther King Jr. was a true inspiration. We need leaders with visions - not agendas.
While purging my room, I happened to come across this letter from the White House. As you can see, even as a 12 year old I was trying to do my tiny part to make the world a better place.
Upon seeing it, two things popped into mind. First, what in the world did I write in that letter?!? Secondly, I wonder if our former president believes things have gotten better, worse or stayed the same in the U.S. during the 14 year span since that first letter. Have we become a more tolerable nation?