The second I started to use being Neurospicy and my “special interests” the the second Beir Bua Press started. My own work has been wildly published but, and even better, I am now in a position to be able to share other talented experimental/avant-garde poets’ work. I have used my IT, my teaching and my ability of design thinking to create a platform of publication using the cloud, social media, AI, eco-friendly third party printers and shippers and even set up the backend that enables poets to be paid a 30% royalty each month end. (It is my wish for 2023 that we sell even more books so that these poets can be paid even more)
I suppose UX Design/Writing is a newer type of website creating and marketing – it places all the emphasis on the end user. It DEMANDS we create for them. The people I am answerable to are the poets, the poet readers, the poets’ published, the new poets, the people who want a pattern interrupt form poetry, the housewife who wants one minute brain break and gets this from poetry.
Initially, i told people I AM JUST BEING SELFISH – I WANT TO READ COOL WORK. But, it is so much more than that.
So, my question – what does a degree in Information Technology a post grad in primary teacher and becoming an experimental poet have in common with UX design?
It is difficult to see a direct connection between a degree in Information Technology, a postgraduate degree in primary education, and becoming an experimental poet with UX design. However, there are some potential connections that could be made.
One possible connection is that all of these areas involve the use of language and communication in some form. Information Technology often involves writing and reading technical documents, as well as communicating with others about technical concepts. Primary education involves teaching children language skills, as well as communicating with parents and other educators. Experimental poetry involves the use of language in creative and unconventional ways. UX design also involves the use of language, as designers need to communicate with users and stakeholders about the design of a product or service.
Another possible connection is that all of these areas involve problem-solving and the ability to think critically and creatively. Information Technology professionals often need to troubleshoot and solve technical problems. Primary educators need to be able to adapt their teaching methods to meet the needs of individual students and to address any challenges that arise in the classroom. Experimental poets need to be able to think creatively and find new ways to express their ideas and emotions through language. UX designers also need to be able to solve problems and come up with creative solutions in order to design effective and user-friendly products or services.
Overall, while a degree in Information Technology, a postgraduate degree in primary education, and becoming an experimental poet may seem unrelated to UX design at first glance, there are plenty of common skills and ways of thinking that could potentially be applicable in this new field. Also, I get to use this skillset to better help the Beir Bua Poets, my own work and rise the poetry community.
I’ll end in the words of Ram Dass ash his friends brought him into the water and shred it via his Instagram feeds only months before we lost him (on a physical plane), “Oh joy, oh joy, oh joy, oh joy.”