Ode to Educon

This is a digital story made in a workshop in the winter of 2014. It is about my first experience at #Educon in Philadelphia.

Here is the companion Poem that goes along with the video:
(Sometimes, I am an independent eyeball.)

A roving retina, meant to see everything and report back the contours and outlines of the world around me. What I see most often is the distance that it takes my eye to travel from one inspired face to the next.

(Sometimes, I am an open ear.)

An all-listening, all-learning sense of wonder. Wonder at the voices that weren’t there before. At the interplay, the subtle catching of our collective breath when we heard and understood something for the first time. As an ear, I hear the rhythm of exchange. Of trust and mistrust. Of friendship and folly.

(Sometimes, I am a smiling mouth.)

An upturned smirk. Knowing more than it should, more sure than has right to be. It is waiting to talk, to tell all that it has heard and seen. It tells new things into being, unafraid of what comes next. As a mouth, I speak connection.

Attributions:
Colors Video by Jerjer B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPWKj_yBGY8

How to Draw an Ear by Jonathan Harris: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8GWsL5KEW0

Slow Motion Smile by Vilius Kytra: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0SWsemln48

Eyeball footage by Frank Hegyi: https://archive.org/details/eyeballmacros

Music by Dirk Markham: http://www.jamendo.com/en/track/388143/dirk-markham-psycho-acoustic-sculptures-live-electronic-church-ascension-210509

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