This site is an experiment. It’s my attempt to document the wide array of personal interests, curiosities, and self-directed learning efforts which continually seem to occupy my off-hours.
My interests tend to vary – I tend to hop around a lot conceptually, in terms of what motivates or excites me.
I go through phases; minor obsessions with very different topics or areas of interest. Like the avante-garde pop of Devo, or the social commentary of Popeye and Groucho Marx, or the design philosophies of the Bauhaus, or Einstein’s Relativity. I have always tended to hop laterally from subject to subject, and then try to integrate and assimilate that new information into what I already know.
I’m mostly a visual and kinaesthetic learner. I need to see and make images and build things to help me understand. So, aside from the chronological, bloggy aspect of this site, I thought that it would be useful to include image galleries to show any research that I have done, or to show illustrations that helped me to get to where I wanted to go.
Somewhere there are connections – common threads – between all these various areas of interest. Finding those threads and tugging on them is part of the joy of discovery.
I am a life-long learner, and probably, a perpetual student.