“The more you document your own life, the more you check in, you tweet, the more you post photos of what you did last night, the more you do all of this stuff, or even in my case, the more you listen for little lines of dialogue that can make their way into stories, the more you photograph moments, in a way, the more you start to step out of those moments, and if you do that too much, you become a spectator to your own life.” – Jonathan Harris
I took the above photo with my iPhone (using Instagram) yesterday evening. I had spent the entire day inside working away on several different projects. We had a couple of severe thunder storms pass through here in ROC and in between them I had the urge to document the raindrops. On the weekends I tend to not be as active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook as I am during the week, but I rarely go a day without posting something.
There is a lot of discussion that is happening right now dealing with documentation, and it is the very issue that is at the heart of my current thesis project. When I read the above quote on swissmiss last Friday I knew I had to watch Jonathan Harris’ CreativeMornings talk (which is where the quote is from) – and the rainy day yesterday proved to be the perfect time.
I’m slowly adding to my bibliography! This post is acting more of, well, documentation for future use in my thesis. I know I have been hinting at my thesis project over the last eight months and I promise I will share more details soon.