Ultimately, I M I D  is an answer to the question: "Who do you say I am?" While various agencies, and professions have tried to codify Identity, and the Freedom of Information Act  among other things brought transparency to systems that do, the work we were given by God started with the request to name the creations. Today, in our arrogance, it has become reputation management, and we hope to recreate ourselves to be what we it is we really want ourselves to be, rather than who we are. We may be better able to narrow the gap between who we are and who we want to be, but we hope to be able to manifest the very best God intended for us to be.

At times, our intentions are limited by what others say, and while what others believe may not be true, what seems to be is as important as what really is, so we actually have to work on:

  • the perceptions other's have of us, and
  • goals that others suggest for us,
  • as well as, our own goals!

I began with an introduction to Multimedia Computing at San Francisco State University taught by people who helped make the World Wide Web what it is today. We learned the basics, such as the use of languages like HTML, Javascript and CSS, but more importantly, we learned how it might best be used. People like Marc Cantor, and Laurie Anderson showed us forms of communication that allowed us to say things we couldn't articulate with words. We were inspired by artists and composers like Richard Wagner and John Cage and works such as: The Art-Work of the Future. We saw how we might assemble art and poetry, painting and photography, audio, video and music to set the stage and allow compositions to create frameworks within which the mind of the viewer can think, experience, and know.

ListeningUsing an effect such as dimming the lights in an Opera House before the show begins, or presenting a combination of elements the viewer can control allows the viewer to understand something based upon the interactive choices he or she made. Understandings that cannot be accomplished by an author-controlled, author-driven presentation.

Here's an example of how triggering an event by yourself can help you to understand a concept beyond words. Consider what the words say: roll over - click through, and consider again. Beyond the use of words!

One of the most important questions we addressed was: Why is everyone trying to recreate reality? What I realized I was doing, was trying to show others what I could not express with words, or what others would not listen to me say.

"We each built our own point of view, and began to see each other's true perspective for the first time."

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