“We swim in the ecosystem of imagined actions.” -Mako Fujimura
This year, Biola University, in Southern California, gave its graduating class a rare gift: a commencement speaker who wasn’t a Big Yawn.
Dr. Makoto Fujimura is an artist, writer and speaker. He has served on the National Council on the Arts, exhibited in galleries around the world and is the Founder/Director of International Arts Movement.
In his commencement address (offered to you in the video below) he notes that, sadly, we live in a utilitarian, pragmatic world. In light of that, he then goes on to make the case that the question, “What will you make today?“ is not just a question. “It is inquiry. It is a way of life.”
Check out his address. It runs less than 30 minutes. And is time well spent.
Of course, your comments and observations are always welcome.