This past spring during my visit to Ohio University’s Aesthetic Technologies Lab, I was kidnapped for an hour by Betsey Merkel, one of the brains behind the I-Open Foundation, which connects “thinkers” into a network in the hopes for problem-solving for social change.
Betsey ushered into one of the school’s screen-printing studios and showed me a diagram of beliefs and intents, then conducted one of the most original interviews I’ve ever had. She asked me fundamental but deep-drilling abstract questions about my core beliefs, my work, my perceived relation to the world, etc. In my defense, I was stuffed to the gills with antibiotics at the time, so enjoy my answers with a dash of salt, yeah?
I also love the YouCube presentation they used, where my interview is just a single facet of a 3D cube, talking simultaenously with five other interviewees. You can touch and play with it too; a fun thing I’ve never seen before:
More information on Betsey and I-Open can be found here.