Science needs the arts and arts needs the sciences. More to the point, greater culture needs healthy conditions for both. Without the arts and sciences thriving simultaneously, culture can never be more than a day-to-day monotony, without purpose.
Beginners mind facilitates clarity of vision because the viewer makes observations with a clear field of sight. It’s the ability to let go of what you know, to trust that it will still be there when you need it, but to not let it get in the way of seeing something as if it were the first time.
I worry that the story of how it got there and all of the many decisions that brought it into being—who designed it, who manufactured it, who shipped it, sold it, took it home, wore it, and ultimately hung it up for perpetuity might never be told.
No doubt it's cool to dive safely with sharks in a shark cage simply by wearing VR goggles, but after a few of these video translocations, a viewer has to wonder, “What else can it do? Can it tell me a story?”
Fitness of various sorts can come in many forms, and as your idea tries to stand on its hind legs its vital to balance your needs to overcome external pressures with your willingness to experiment with structural modifications.
Life of the mind intertwines with life of the senses, but they do not depend on each other. The more a person can incorporate aspects of both, the more a person is empowered to act in the face of the onrushing day. But a life given over to pure information is one abandoned to gray irrelevancy.
But when everything is available all the time, each item in particular matters less and less. It’s the law of supply and demand, the dilemma of tasty food served at an already heavily laden table, the cool drink of water offered in the middle of 40 days of rain.
Inside even the littlest of seeds we find the structure of an entire galaxy, writ with rules, order, and intention, waiting to grow. Not all seeds will do so, however. Most will simply decompose. It's kind of like the creative process, no?
Art becomes political the moment culture places meaning on what it sees or hears or reads, and politics requires some measure of creative work when it tries to synthesize civic strategies into cogent messages.