Why Ideapod?


#1

Originally published at https://ideapod.com/why-ideapod/

It’s been an interesting time in my life since I bumped into Ideapod when it launched in beta in 2014. It was Jason Silva who introduced me to Ideapod in his video, The Power of Ideas.

The original allure to me was timing. The timing of me wanting to engage in my mind, and life, in a different way than I had recently been over the years. I was starting to reconnect with a side of me that needed to be incited again.

I saw Ideapod as a blank slate, a new platform to build upon, relate and play around with ideas all the while connecting with others and their ideas. The idea of such a synergy was very exciting to me. It’s what my story was about.

With new tools to play with, a budding community and new relationships, different perspectives, knowledgeable dialog, and a way to keep my projects engaged have kept me inspired.

I entered Ideapod not knowing what would come of it. That’s usually how I paint. I start a blank canvas playing around making a mess then head into the chaos and let the painting find me.

After the first six months in Ideapod a book spilled out called My_Ideapod. I never expected that.

Over the last five years new storyseeds, artwork, poetry, wordplay, thoughts and a bunch of unfinished ideas have been incubated because of finding Ideapod and having a sense of place to nurture them.

All of this has culminated in more chaos on my canvas of life. It’s that never ending idea trying to will itself into being. Trying to make sense of it all. Wanting to echo out loud what is silently known inside.

And now… that blank canvas has blossomed into an Ideapod gallery setting context, marking milestones, looking back at the last fairytale and evolving our next new mythOS.

I’m still not really sure of the why, I’m hoping it will find me.

What’s your #whyideapod?

 

Mark’s Myth is an exploration into the synergies of ideas… riffs blending wordplay, story telling, technology and the arts weaving together a tapestry of synapses and milestones.


#2

This for me has been the key point:

The purpose of Ideapod has found me.

@Ruda helped me understand my purpose in life while I was with him recently in Sao Paulo. I managed to capture the moment in this video:

Ideapod has evolved into an ideas publishing platform, and I hope that others who are sharing their stories and ideas here can have a similar experience as me. I want to keep on providing tools and education programs that help people to connect with their natural creativity, express themselves powerfully and build cyber tribes around their ideas.

The cross-pollination of ideas is an important component of this. One way to immediately enhance our creativity is to understand we’re situated in systems of collective intelligence which are happening all around us.

Thanks @eleprocon for continue to journal your experience and sharing it with us.

For others who are new to Ideapod and those of you who have been around for many years, I’m interested to know:

Why Ideapod for you?


#3

#4

@justinbrown one of the things in this evolution of Ideapod I truly appreciate is how you have always been upfront about your perspective about the why for you… and how it has shifted for you along the way.

I’m going to go back and listen to this conversation we had recently about this journey as it wandered as we do…


#5

Thanks so much @eleprocon.

For anyone wanting to watch our salon conversation on the past, present and future of Ideapod’s social network for ideas, you need to register to watch it. It’s available to watch instantly without registration for Ideapod Prime members.

However, in the spirit of getting this conversation started, I decided to embed it below for anyone wanting to watch it right away:

By the way, there’s a new discussion on Ideapod’s past and how we’re now. Here’s a recent response I made which I think adds some context to this Why Ideapod post as well:


#6

Since we can now share videos here… this is the Ideapod interview I did a while ago with Kat which helps to give a little more insight to why Ideapod for me…

This can be found with other videos about the Eleprocon epiphany and the thinking behind it at…

https://ideapod.com/eleprocon/story-of-e/