This is from a few years ago. I guess my life has been in a holding pattern since, becuase it's all still applicable. I think i'm missing the peices where i can take some of the ideas below and turn them into a life. Anyway here goes:
I am interested in a mix of:
-Political Science (Social capital) (Winners and Losers)
-Political Philosophy (The study of the nature of public society and how its structure effects its operation)
-Philosophy (study of culture, and the evolution of thought)
-Cultural anthropology (How cultures of different structures differ how that impacts the people in society)
-Sociology (How people interact with one another)
-Architecture (How buildings and physical structures affect social/political relationships)
-Environmental Science (How natural land/urban effects people and the environment) What the stewardship of nature says about a society i.e. How cultures that care for their surroundings differ from those that see nature only as raw material.
-Urban Development (How best to structure cities, town’s ect. for private life/public life and the environment) Also, green building techniques and renewable resource materials.
I would like to explore how much humans are: more a mirror of their situation vs. the expression of self. The little things surrounding people may have more affect on us than we acknowledge. Although, individuals may have any number of reactions to a given event that occurs around them. I want to know more.
I would like to use these programs to understand the world and society more fully and work toward a future that nurtures both private and public life, while working toward a better balance with nature.
The common thread in my interests are systems. Artificial constructs that impede or help people thrive… this can apply to web/database design, government policy, the structure of government agencies, or the structure of the office an agency resides in. It could even be applied to how the office building relates to the buildings around it in the city and how that city affects the environment around it.
I'm feeling lost today.