Thank you for letting me into your inbox and allowing me to share my thoughts and ideas with you. I am so grateful for all of you who come along this journey with me of pursuing curiosity.
This week, the idea of evolution and natural selection grabbed me by the collar and demanded me to think and write about it. It made me realize that creating a masterpiece is rarely deciding to do it and then executing it well. Most of the time, it is playing with the pieces, observing what works, and discarding what doesn't. This idea of tinkering is present in careers, Darwinian evolution, and art.
Let me know which one resonated with you the most.
🖋 What I published this week-
From the engineering classes at Stanford to gene pools and extinct organisms, tinkering is the natural way to create something profound.
🧠 What I have been thinking about- How the digital world changes art
Today, the interconnectedness of society and the rise of the Internet has lowered the barrier to entry to art. Anyone with an Internet connection can post their creations. Before, you needed a studio to create a film. Now, you can upload anything filmed on your phone on Youtube. Does this make the overall quality of art worse or better? Anyone, no matter their background, can become successful based on their skill and expertise. But this also saturates the creative market and can suppress those who do have talent but don't have a loud voice. I think those who are patient and consistently create high-quality products will win. The success of art now relies on persistence in an achievement-focused world.
📚 What I have been reading- Evolution in science, philosophy, and art
This digital book is a collection of lectures and discussions in these areas. I only started the chapter "The Evolution of Art," and I'm not reading it for the content. It is the beautiful writing that captivates me. It is lyrical and metaphorical and something I want to add to my work.
Enjoy your weekend and please reach out if you have any questions or feedback.
With much love,
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