TO ESCAPE THE ALGORITHMS OF OUR LIVES, S P A C E IS A NECESSITY

JODIE METAXIOTIS

CUR?OUS CONNECTIONS

TAKE THE INCONVENIENT PATH TO WONDER

TO ESCAPE THE ALGORITHMS OF OUR LIVES,  S P A C E  IS A NECESSITY, AND IN 2019 IT WAS EXTRAORDINARY

  • Shot out of my filter bubble
  • 763kms from home
  • Leaving my wingman (son 8) for so many days
  • 200 unlikely strangers, I wonder who?
  • Is it really possible we might create a more ambitious Australia?
  • No egos, yes really, left at the door
  • Just super powers, unexpected conversations in gumboots and more


DELVED INTO DEATH

  • Learnt patience from a horse (thanks Fireball)
  • Yarns in our past and our lands
  • Can we find islands in an ocean, fashion, money and music?
  • Minds stretched, twisted and drawn

WALKING SIDE BY SIDE

  • A tall poppy set free
  • Expansive encounters with humanness
  • Apocalyptic futures, schools fucked, let’s fix it
  • Preventing the click zombies (that’s me)

EATING BLINDFOLDED, STARS IN OUR EYES

  • So many laughs, cries, claps and screams
  • Curious pitches
  • Shit I’m freaking out
  • Just breath and bust out the moves
  • A 3am finish – lightweight
  • New kin found


RE-ENTRY

  • s p a c e euphoria
  • Linkedin buzzing
  • Sydney traffic, hustle hustle, no time to think
  • Was  s p a c e  but a fleeting moment?
  • Falling falling
  • Crash, sigh, bump


WAIT, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?

  • A more ambitious Australia starts in my heart
  • In what I say to my son right now
  • In my actions every day
  • This is what I’ve been waiting for
  • s p a c e  is a movement, a time to make change
  • Now get your  s p a c e  boots on


AUSTRALIA YOU CAN TOO!

In my year of living curiously, I never imagined I’d go to  s p a c e, or the impact it would have. My cup is overflowing with new friends, ideas and possibilities.

Thank you Cj, Holly and Adam for your vision and for inviting me to be part of the adventure that is  s p a c e  series. And to Belinda and all those involved in keeping it humming.

#spaceseries2019 #curiously