I want to naturalize creativity [and] understand it at every level, from the tiny sparks of pretend play in early childhood, to the most extraordinary insights, creations, and inventions human beings produce... Creativity of the kind we attribute to people like Jane Austen, Pablo Picasso, and Albert Einstein is rooted in the fundamental creativity all human beings share...
— from my essay "Imagine This..." in Philosophy and Literature, V38, #1A, Oct 2014

I am interested in how creativity is codified, fetishized, and privileged. European Romanticism and industrialization's polarization of imagining and making (itself a secular manifestation of older religious traditions) have a very long tail. Although there is substantial evidence from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and AI/Robotics that creativity is a fundamental and ubiquitous capacity, in sociocultural terms the concept still rests on the worship of god-like exemplars and essentialist assumptions about limitations to individual human potential.

Sharing of creativity at every level and in all forms modifies the context and opens the door to significant change in how creativity is understood, developed, and deployed. This website is guided by that principal and emphasizes the value of open engagement in creative process over objective reactions to its products. Here anyone who is interested can look into my imagining and making in a manner not well served by professionalized social media such as Vimeo, YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook etc. As valuable and important as those environments are, they are rivers and lakes that tend to funnel and contain. For a healthy creative environment it's also important to nurture our collective, creative ocean, a place of myriad invisible and shifting currents that reveal themselves through action.