From muse to manifestation: exploring why and how people create things
What Origin? is a series of interviews with guests, exploring the origins and motivations behind what they create. We delve into personal experiences in order to examine and explore the creative process, and learn what can help keep people motivated to manifest what they desire. We hope to spread inspiration to listeners in each episode.
In this episode we interview Mitch Altman, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Altman. He's one of the founders of the hackerspace noisebridge, he has taught thousands soldering, and is embarking on a new chapter of life in Berlin pursuing writing.
In this episode we talk with Hannah Zeller programs manager at Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) https://www.dbsalliance.org/mood-crew/. We cover her journey to working with nonprofits, how she has used art to help and inspire people, and her most recent project mood monsters with DBSA.
Alura Vural teaches entrepreneurs and businesses how to create emotional connections. In this interview she talks about how to find your inner gold, and her journey to her current career. Visit her site: http://aluravural.com
In this podcast we explore the philosophy of communities, the good and bad of corporate culture, and the difficulty of starting an independent lifestyle leaving the rat race.
find out more at http://sahar.io
In this episode we interview Kasi Bailey on creative hairstyling. Shyla hosts and covers tips and tricks for hair, and the daily life of a hairstylist. Kasi Bailey specializes in creative hair coloring, and cuts. You can find out more about Kasi Bailey's work at https://www.instagram.com/rainbow.sorcery/
Alex Locust talks about living with as an amputee and creative ways to empower and have fun with the disability community. Alex Locust is creator of Spill the Disabili-Tea a vibrant, fun and interactive experience for the disabled and advocates. It puts a twist on the common medical model by focusing on humor, and a colorful space to make living with a disability more about community and connection rather than a clinical and dry experience.
Christy Smith describes her eight year project, called The Enrichment Project into the healing and effects of dance and creative arts. The Enrichment Project is about creating radical rituals for daily living, and Christy has finished a manuscript to be published in the future as a book.
She says, "By pestering eleven other talented women, I hoped to “just figure this creativity thing out” in about a year or so. We sat down to meals, exchanged bread and salt, and then the real stories began to emerge."
Dr. Leona Godin (drmlgodin.com) started aromatica poetica (aromaticapoetica.com) an exploration into how to describe smell. She is a Writer, Actor, Artist, Educator who is Blind. She shares her journey into creativity and beyond.
In this podcast we cover disabledwriters.com and the journey of S.E. Smith in writing, disability advocacy, and helping others. Disabled Writers is a resource to help editors connect with disabled writers and journalists, and journalists connect with disabled sources.
mek (Michael Karpeles), shares his work on openlibrary.org with the internet archive (archive.org), how Aaron Swartz influenced him, and tips on productivity (mek.fyi). If you're a developer or lover of libraries volunteers are welcome.
Gavin covers the topic of mental health providing resources, advice and stories. We will cover mental health with other guests and this is seen as a reference for this seeking help who may find themselves in tough situations.
Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255 (talk)
National Helpline 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
Shyla, co-host of what origin? talks about creating a family. Shyla opens up about the deep emotional issues experienced, and the ups and downs of her journey with her kids. She’s raising a 1 year old and 4 year old. For mothers, there’s something to relate to, and for those without kids there’s nuggets of wisdom and advice to dealing with kids and the social conditions.
Gavin interviews his father Tom about life, religion and science. Tom worked for 31 years at the Stanford Linear Accelerator and being 76 has experienced the ups and downs of life, and how to maintain optimism. Tom is half of Gavin's origin biologically and helped inspire the podcast. We hope you enjoy this episode, as our personal origin.