Happy Holidays everyone. My name is Karl. I am an animator/illustrator living in Cape Town, originally from the US. I love everything to do with space, art, and psychology. Space is a general interest I have had since I was a child. I spend at least an hour reading about space and astronomy everyday, ever since I watched Contact.
I studied psychology and art in college. I had a choice to do a master's in experimental/statistical psychology, but I ended up choosing to follow less academic design-based path.
I joined this forum because I like the idea of a place where people can talk about far out, futuristic ideas without people getting bored. I prefer forums to social media, because people in forums seem to talk about things in greater depth. Its like being in a Roman forum with philosophers, as opposed to being in a busy town square.
Forgive me if my avatar is blank- the picture system doesn't seem to load it at the moment.
I recently started a little blog called contemplationplanet.com as an outlet for the spacey and psychological things I think about all day. Basically, I want to combine space with a people and healing vibe, rather than only a technical, scientific point of view (without being too conspiracy theory or New Agey either). I'm giving it a 90s vibe, because the 90s appeal to me for some reason. (Don't worry, I will not spam post any articles here. I am here just for warming up my creative energy and replying to interesting conversations).
Anyway, I love this site and the sense of curiosity about the future and our potential. Lots of people who are willing to look at the future and what lies ahead, rather than just getting stuck in the past. Look forward to participating in many interesting discussions.