I had a similar experience with Alan Levine when I met up with him in Melbourne:
Having followed both of your work for some time, it was intriguing to see it all unfold serendipitously in real time.
In part I guess this falls under the wider notion of transparency, yet is somehow different. It is the context that often sits outside of the page (or post). Rather than worrying about which ‘tool’ the artist uses, it provides an insight into the life of the artist.
When I think about my own habits, I feel I am curious when it comes to the digital world, but could be more open to the physical world. For example, I recently discovered an initiative via Ian O’Byrne where trees in Melbourne are assigned an email address. To be fair, I love to go walking, but am often to busy in thought to notice the thriving world around me, let alone at my feet. This initiative at least helped call that out.
I found this the best thing about your sessions in Canberra. It is almost as if they provide ‘permission’ to somehow let go and be curious.
Maybe like Adrian Camm’s ‘permission to innovate’:
Maybe you could give out literal permission to be curious cards?