I was updating all of my social networking accounts, when I got to my LinkedIn account. I literally laughed in derision at my profile, which I’d put together some years ago. I’d modified it here and there after this current journey of breaking free of the cage of selling my labor to an institution. Looking at the profile now, I could see how I'd bought into this ridiculous notion of "selling yourself." I've done a lot of thinking over the years about commodification and this all just screamed COMMODIFICATION OF LABOR at me. It was quite a strong reaction and I knew I needed to capture that energy, so I recorded myself ranting about it. This became my debut episode for my video blog Journey of a Lifetime (follow link below to watch the episode “Are You In?”)
Since recording the video, I've solidified my thoughts and can more clearly articulate what felt at the time, but I'm happy with the video because it captures a kind of raw, visceral reaction. There's a kind of aliveness that comes through, even though my thoughts weren't as organized about it then as they are now. Other videos I do will be more planned, but I like that you can see something of my incredulity at this website and their blatant ethos of commodification, even in the blog that they have on their site.
Watch the video blog...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q3xyrhRNd8