When I was six years old I was diagnosed with a neurological condition called Sensory Processing Disorder (although at the time it was called an “Audio/Visual Processing Disorder”). It wasn’t presented to me as anything to be ashamed of, so for much of grade school I just did what I had to do to…
#NEWWORLD Stories: Rachel McKeon
This January, I left a respectable acting internship with a major theater in Cincinnati half-way through, with pretty much only values and a shred of self-worth to back it up. Pretty confused, I departed head first on a month-long solo road trip through the Southern United States. A moment of clarity came to me at this exact spot in a misty, thick bayou about 45 minutes south of New Orleans: the world is so much more expansive and mysterious than I will ever comprehend, and there’s nothing to do but charge lightly ahead into it with an open heart.
- Rachel McKeon, Actress
Make sure to catch her breathtaking performance as Irene in “HOMEMAKERS,” an upcoming feature film soon to hit the film festival circuit.
More here: http://homemakersmovie.com
#NEWWORLD Stories: David Dyte
Years ago, when I was young and more troubled than I realized, I took off on a plane from Australia to southern Africa. There I met many new friends - people I had only known as usernames online, in a time when this was not the done thing. I watched cricket with them, toured their neighborhoods, saw many amazing sights, and learned a great deal about perseverance, forgiveness, and kindness.
I also spent a good deal of time on my own. The solitude was good for me - even as my life was falling apart back home, I was slowly becoming a new person in Africa. The purest alone time came at Great Zimbabwe, the ancient, abandoned city after which the country was named. I arrived so early that I was the only person in the park. I climbed to the highest point, and saw the ruins laid out before me, and the countryside for miles beyond. So many stories and lives were present, but silent. I have never felt so much at peace with the world.
If I have a soul, I think it stayed behind in Great Zimbabwe, keeping watch over the city.
- David Dyte, Professional Mathematician
Wow. Thank you so much for your submission, David. This is truly a special, deeply personal memory. We value your openness and trust, and hope this inspires others to find that piece of solitude for themselves.
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5 minutes before deadline, David Dyte suprises us with another submission! David used the numbers from Sara and Abby’s color data images in Issue 5 and plugged them into his spirograph generator from the Issue 5 pre-launch. The results are gorgeous!
All these words appeared in Issue 1 in this order, but with a lot more words between them.The best way is Hemingway. To explain, process is just as interesting as the sleep-deprived reality. I trust myself to kill him. It is a little terrifying. Is the risk real?I rationed out the…
Remixing my own work from #24MAG Issue 5. I took the numbers generated by Sara and Abby from the photo above, and plugged all 42 into my spirograph generator. The resulting 7 images summarize the photograph in a way that is both incomprehensible and randomly beautiful.
An absolutely fabulous recreation of David Dyte’s story from Issue 4’s transmedia chain by Amanda Watkins.
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