This is a very thought-provoking essay from SEED magazine worth a read. And it’s one of the first things I’ve come across that addresses the core themes in Outside In. It’s my view that answers, discoveries – actually even the right questions, are not to be found in the consumptive and internal/virtual angst-ing that is becoming the dominant activity on our planet.
And this essay makes the point that video games and virtual worlds have become a poor substitute drug for the restless exploratory nature of our species – which is a big point in Outside In. But we are not going to find any new answers to anything in Halo 4 or Gawker 3.0.
I think if you read this essay, the title of the film might be a little clearer. In other words, there is only one way for us to even ask the right questions – and that way is Outside In, not from the inside out.