Android_Xanadu of Glitch Artists Collective
Dedicated to training the public, freedom of speech, training new glitch artists and collaborating across divides to unite tribes of humans.
I only had so much life to live. Years were passing by. Without the pleasure to say I was satisfied, I sought for as means of volunteering. Found myself at Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (AKA MTN), and I had discovered that it’s purpose is to provide a hands on media production education to those who may not have the ability to afford a public or community college education. Dedicated to free speech and to serve the public good. When I was a child I dreamt about serving the public. Through meeting this organization, I found that my exhaustion was a lack of purpose and meaning. I spent around 40 hours a week on top of my corporate job. I never felt more needed, or driven by an animus that was beyond my capabilities. This animus challenged me physically, mentally and socially. The previous management at MTN were ungrateful to the technology they used for their non-profit. I spent months repairing and moving six tons of old Audio/visual equipment. It took many months to heal the wounds left by the old bureaucrats. My skills with a soldering iron kept improving and I became addicted to learning in the space of MTN. I couldn’t see the end of this task until the very last crate was tucked away. The thought that this space may be used to develop someone’s life long passion was the reward I wanted. After I had endured the organization could transition to it’s new model, I was put in the role of teacher. I am to introduce people to the temple I helped build. To create a path between their goals, and where they are currently. I have met more people to train during my time here than I met in my three years of private sector work. Everyday I am humbled by the industriousness and consciousness of those who come to MTN. Each of them come from distinct cultures and backgrounds. Each has their own voice waiting to be heard in their work. I am put in a position of serving them, and so I must empathize and understand to the degree where we can see each other’s humanity and work together on developing their skills and portfolio. This role has made me open and grateful for the individuality of humanity. It was here I met some of the people who are closest to me. It was here where the MTN community have faced loss of life, and grown in honor of the dead. Everyone faces these moments differently. I found a lifelong ally that I can call upon to bear myself gracefully in times of stress. Someone who can hold me accountable for living and dying as a good man. Someone who is willing to spill their blood and sweat to build something greater than they could ever be without that pain. Someone who can inspire others and communicate prolifically, ensuring that future generations have role models to aspire to emulate. I am dedicated to media communications. Every part of who I am is willing to do what it takes to give a voice to the people that society has forgotten. It is my dream to promote noble speech that build bridges and fosters growth for empathy that hadn’t existed before. This experience developed my skill stack and opened a world of opportunities for me. I am forever in the debt of the directors of MTN for helping me actualize my desired career and passions