If you’ve seen my front page, you know that I love writing, teaching and sharing ideas.
blog website shall be my codex; my personal manuscript, inspired by Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Atlanticus. The Atlanticus is a twelve-volume series of handwritten notebooks in which he documented his ideas and studies on a great variety of subjects, from botany to weaponry. These private scribbles give us a peek into the brain of a prolific man, and have allowed us to recognize his endeavours although half a millenium has passed since.
Giant crossbow design by Da Vinci; and his self portrait
I too wish to be a documentarian of my own work, but a little differently – the Codex Audentia shall be open to the public from day one. This is where the word “audentia” comes in (Latin for audacity). You get indefinite backstage access. I will share my work in progress, my ideas and my “scribbles” – be it good or bad.
I don’t really intend for this to be a “blog”. Calling it a blog would cause me to be self-critical and judge my writings too harshly, and care too much about my “personal brand”. I don’t want that pressure. This codex is meant to capture what goes on in my brain, and my brain is very chaotic. A lot of my work will be terrible, and that’s fine. Let’s be terrible together.
‘You are remembered for the rules you break.’ – General Douglas MacArthur