What’s inspiring often has the quality of pushing the limits of the norms, but mainly, it’s about the work’s ability to engage people emotionally, beyond the novelty. I’m glad CMU has artistic based programming classes because in general code is pretty far from the first artistic medium people think of, but the amazingly creative and beautiful things people can do with it is almost overwhelming. The rate at which the forefront of technology and new media is also increasing so fast, it’s hard to keep up. I’m very excited about all the “first word art” being made with new technologies but I also think it needs to not get too swept up in all the excitement what’s most important when it comes down to it, isn’t doing something beyond what’s been done before, but doing something with meaning that you put your heart and soul into. Those are the things I would be able to be proud of and hopefully leave lasting impressions on others as well.

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