I am a master’s student at Virginia Tech, studying the intersection of computer science, art, engineering, and music in a program called Creative Technologies. I believe in working hard, having fun, and in the following three notions:
When we work alone, we miss seeing and experiencing things outside our own perspective; the greatest breakthroughs come through collaboration. By interacting with new people, places, and ideas, we grow our networks of knowledge and expand potential opportunities.
A “new” idea builds on previous technologies to make something different. We call it new because it is either something we have wanted or something we have not thought about, but it continues a dialog on how different technologies work together or inspire growth in each other.
Putting energy into a light bulb creates light that illuminates space. True inspiration is similar to the energy going into a lightbulb; it causes an action. When we are inspired, we try to write that inspiration down, share it with others, examine it, reinvent it, build it, or put more energy into it to see where it leads.