@Tieandjeansis about to go off to Constructing Modern Knowledge, and he expresses some of his concerns herethat he won’t get as much out of it has he’d like, but that he’s hoping to be transformed.
In proof that it will be transformative, and encouragement, I show him this photograph, taken on July 21, 2009 — a few days after Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 ended.
I’ve considered the construction of this labyrinth the start of my serious work as a magician, an artist, and a designer. It was the basis of my most important “paperless Friday” post, and it cropped up time and again in other posts over the next year or so, including an occasion when it was an opportunity to teach kids to build their own labyrinth, even though they were supposed to be serving a detention.
I guess the point, @tieandjeans, is that you don’t really know how much you’re going to be changed by the experience, or in what ways. I’d always thought of the labyrinth as the beginning of a lot of big things for me… but maybe it was really Constructing Modern Knowledge.