My critical thinking was actually in technology and my original idea was to somehow combine my interest in technology with music in some way. nowadays, I’m sort of thinking of some way to use technology to bring together people in a way that can help them understand more about themselves, why they are the way they are, and why they are “human” to begin with. In some sense I am pretty uncertain as to what I specifically want to do since I’m kinda throughout ideas/vague concepts and don’t really know how to bring these ideas into reality.
That’s deep… but it’s a great idea Jonathan. Some form of interlinking of the human mind through music sounds interesting. Maybe you can start off by asking others how music possibly helps them relate to others? I’m a little lost in how this will be done too, but there is a way I’m sure.
Such interesting questions! Take a look at http://www.wefeelfine.org/, http://a.parsons.edu/~jenkc865/cartog/thesehaunts.html (one of my own projects), http://www.postsecret.com/, and http://amt.parsons.edu/mfadt/thesis/2010/projects/.
I’m sure there are better examples out there, but those are some projects off the top of my head that deal with similar questions as the ones you’re asking. Take a look, and let us know what you think.
Thank you for the links! I really like the “We Feel Fine” link and what they are doing. Something like that interests me because they take data about the emotions and feelings that everyone experiences and posts. Doing something along the lines of that would be something worth looking into, except instead of simple feelings, I would look more into the sources of those feelings, people’s perception of things, their reactions to certain opinions, etc. (basically, a person’s entire personality or “soul” if such a thing is real). Maybe if it were possible, I could create a website that allows people to make a profile and then sync various blogs and social networking accounts to that profile so that they have a map of their “soul” and based on that map, they can look at other people who have similar (or even totally opposite) “souls.” In that way, people can better understand people like themselves, or learn from those who are different from them. I want people to use this service to get a better understanding of themselves as a person and what role they have in this world. It would be interesting to see what sort of things people would say about themselves after going through such an experience.
This would all be done with the idea of defining humanity and bringing people together to compare and contrast their varying opinions on the subject.
J – how have you advanced your thinking on this?
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