About Awake Media
Why Awake Media? In this corporate controlled dis-information age, it sounds like an oxymoron. We should not let it be so! The intention of Awake Media, and awaken-ing, its mission, flows from it’s founder, me, Lakshmi Narayan, a sentient life manifested in the corpus and work of Awake.
In the years of my graphic design education and career, I have passed through the academic and corporate worlds to find them largely empty of substance, serving mainly their voracious appetite, more than real need.
From being a long-time student of the I Ching and as of this writing, my 62 years of life and love of it, I have learned many things, of unity and duality, geometry, archetype and word, color and pattern, energy and feeling, and I infuse this knowledge in my complex yet simple work.
What is success? What does it cost?
I am always trying to fill the footsteps of being Awake, to marry beauty and function, vocation and avocation. My marketing plan is to address real need, mine and my clients. I strive to be a happy Medium of The Middle Way.
Awake Media is structured as a Coalition of Independent Contractors, a renaissance team for the entheogenic and transformational wellness community. Don’t hesitate to initiate a conversation with me or any Awake Media team member if you have a project you need help with.
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Design Renaissance 2010
SANTA CRUZ, California. March 9, 2010 – Awake Media closes Earth Day weekend celebration with Design Renaissance 2010, a one-day event on Sunday, April 18, 2010 from 9AM– 4PM at the Dream Inn.
Envisioning a global renaissance in creative thinking, the event features a plenary of local and national leaders in sustainable design including Eric Corey Freed, author and Executive Director of Urban Revision, Ryan Duke from Project H Design, Bonnie de Varco, chief archivist for Stanford’s Buckminster Fuller Archive, world renowned chaos theorist and mathematician Ralph Abraham, and Helen and Newton Harrison, globally recognized local eco-artists. A number of local leaders will help moderate the discussion and involve the audience in participatory multimedia design exercises.
Speakers will inspire the audience with innovative thinking, best practices, and new trends in the application of sustainable design across many fields including architecture and urban renewal, systems and information design, product design, and environmental activism. Topics will include design for humanitarian and health needs, urban eco-zones, and the local watershed issues.
Design Renaissance, the inaugural event is envisioned to be an ongoing project, seeking to bring together people, projects, and ideas that can help co-create a sustainable Santa Cruz, while inspiring the global community. The nexus of ecology, design, and business around the challenges of sustainability is currently producing a new wave of creativity and inspiration that brings communities into new collaborative relationships with the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet.
“With the Design Renaissance, we are excited to introduce the Santa Cruz community to a number of visionary yet practical ideas for a resilient and sustainable Santa Cruz”, says co-founder Michael Sammet, who teaches Sustainable Design at the Academy of Art University. “We are confident that the Monterey Bay Region, with all of its brain power and ecological consciousness, will continue be a leader in the burgeoning field of sustainable design.”
“When it comes to co-creating a sustainable Santa Cruz, everyone is a designer,” says Lakshmi Narayan, CEO of Awake Media.
Co-sponsors for the event include Transition Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Design + Innovation Center.
The Design Renaissance event took place at the Dream Inn, 175 West Cliff Drive, from 9 AM – 4 PM on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Early bird tickets were $40. For more information or to purchase tickets call Awake Media at 831-740-1006 or go to http://www.designrenaissance.net.
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The Coming of Age of the Human
Humanity has reached a pinnacle of achievement and decadence. Anything is possible in this most of all possible worlds. The adolescent dreamer awakens to a nightmarish world of his own creation… a world of instant gratification, fast cars, low technology, and very little substance. I am the possible Hu-man in this equation waking up to my self-created destiny. I see that I am firmly caught in the webs of this world, and my desire for a simpler, easier way to be, a return to Innocence, is growing. I see that the peculiar task that has been appointed to me, to my generation, is to be a bridge between an old collapsing culture, and a new one that is still unformed and dark. For a while I must straddle both worlds, subject to death throes and birth pangs at once, and they are both most real in their intensity.
A New Age does not come by itself. It is a confluence of nature, and the steps are available for those who would dare to tread in deep waters. It is the Will of Man that creates the new age, We have lived our entire lives in separation. In this separation lies the seed of the discontent that pervades humanity. The nuclear family has created the nuclear age. Our wills have become weak, as governments and computers have dictated to us more and more what we may and may not do. Statistics drown out dreams, numbers crunch visions.
Standing at the end of an Age, I carry with me all the corruption and wisdom of my history. And yet within me are the seeds of my own rebirth. Seeds that are being infused with new vitality, the God-force, New candles being lit on the guttering carcasses of the old. This is the gift and grace of this time. It allows me to delve into and clean out my depths, so I can see clearly, and am able to gaze again into the limpid pool of my Self. I en-vision my life anew. I have gained the power of Self-reflection.
When I realize that I have never been saner or clearer, or more lucid than when I am in the vibration of Ecstasy, I realize that this is my dream, to be that way, to exist in God’s vibration and create, by reflection, the beauty in my own mind. This is the aspiration and the humble wish for new beginnings: The desire to feel again the Prime Ordeal.
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