I'm sharing this video because so many times I get the feeling that we need to completely embrace technology, giving up all the handmade, creative tendencies that those of us involved in the creative outlets of fashion, crafts, designing and cooking have. We do it to ourselves when we introduce ourselves as.. "I'm "just" a housewife, or "it's just something I whipped up".
So as I have been designing and creating all sorts of great pieces for my daughters apartment, using the fabrics and trimmings from a variety of sources.. integrating my fabulous, computerized sewing machine with good old common sense and basic mathematics I came to the realization that the integration of all the technology at hand is what has helped make me a more creative being. My creative abilities have led me to this blog ... an idea that 20 some years ago would have been science fiction ... but alas it offers an outlet to me that can touch more people than my family.
So now that leads me to McDonald's - a company that has been criticized over and over for poor nutrition, marketing to children, and the most vile... the purveyor of childhood "obesity". They have successfully integrated technology into all aspects of the restuarant business; even to the point of marketing the Quarter Pounder. Enjoy the video - look at it with an open mind. Remember, "all things in MODERATION", nobody should eat this burger everyday.
So my point to all this... technology is useful for creating the real world we are in. We can not eat, dress or feel in the virtual world. It is time to unplug once in awhile, feel the textures of life, enjoy what is there, realize that manipulation happens, but that there are reasons for it.
So until next time, I will be using technology to CREATE - don't know if it will be digitally or texturally, but I will be creating!