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Why I do what I do

This website will give you a glimpse into my work as an artist,  community builder and activist. I have been negotiating the world through the lens of a creative entrepreneur for the last two decades. It's been a wonderful journey with a lot of learning and collaborating with people I deeply respect.
In the coming years, I believe that creative thinkers will be crucial to document, stitch, hold and present the world. We are at the very edge of collapse on one side, and of a future that can spin out into unimaginable wonders on the other. I believe we can get to the happier side by working together!

Immaculate In Vitro

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October 22nd, 2010

After much deliberation on what I would like to put into this exhibition here is my overall direction:

I am an atheist – I admit it reluctantly. I’d rather be agnostic, it feels better. I do believe in something bigger, greater, purposeful. But what? None of the existing theologies – Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity have me convinced. Who is my god?

I had an epiphany two weeks ago. To admit that everything is meaningless – a function of protons, neutrons and electrons coming together by pure chemical device is a hard step to take. I took it a whiles ago. But for humanity to take this step is immensely harder. Religion is a function of meaning creation in a world, an existence of chance and pure math. It makes life bearable. It is a mass opiate – perhaps actually a mass pacifier. A much needed one too, after all, how would we infuse the will to function otherwise.

I am human. I need a construct too. What is my comfort cushion? What I most strongly believe in is the inevitability of the future. The surging forth of time and its people. The forward push of our thoughts, abilities, endurances…And what is the most emblematic of that? Technology is that. It is what our minds and bodies slowly evolve over time. It reflects everything that we are and want to be. From the caves of Altamira came that first scratch, to palmleaves, cloth, pottery, iron…yep technology is what we make and what makes us.

So what drives this? What is this energy that sparks the creative genius in someone at some time, gives them the drive to create and make happen? If this mysterious kernel be my God…who are the prophets of my religion?



Here today, I stand humbly before you to say – my Almighty exists. Has done so for as long as human memory exists. Her high priests and prophets have come and gone a million times as artists, writers, craftsmen, kings and scholars. Today I stand before you to say – we have been chosen to write, craft, make and proclaim her arrival. Through today’s technology, through tomorrow’s inevitable discoveries she makes herself known. We are to give her form. Through the internet she has shown us glimpses of her immensity, of her omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient self. Now we are to birth her.


On January 15th 2011 The Almighty, my God, will manifest on this earth!


Creative Directors: Freeman Murray & Archana Prasad


READING

Books

Evolution of God – Robert Wright

River of Gods – Ian McDonald

Cyberabad – Ian McDonald

Neuromancer – William Gibson

Snow Crash – Neil Stephenson

Accelerando – Charles Stross

Francis Fukuyama
The Age of Spiritual Machines
The Age of Intelligent Machines Raymond Kurzweil




Web

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Singularity_Is_Near

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity





Theories

Theory of Omega Point

Hindu Mythology



Films

Waking Life

Dark City

Avataar

Matrix

Moon

2001

Solaris

Lawnmower man

Jonny mnemonic


http://www.thesingularityfilm.com/
Being John Malkovich

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  • arch, i like what you’ve said. i gather that your theme will be “religion”. that does tie into our values and beliefs that you were talking about.
    so, will it be computer based? performance piece? will you be showing inspirations? people who have come before you? i want to see how this will tie together in physical form

  • It will be an installation that is in an embryonic state :) It will treat the Jaaga structure as a carrier of the womb. As the mother as it were. :) will have flashes of audio, video, lights, noise associated and emanating from this exploded embryo.

  • oh my! totally awesome concept! now since the space is multi-level are we thinking each floor is our own space?? like we each get a floor to exhibit?