Recently I have been able to connect people in the class with material tools.  I connected Cooper with my electric guitar and effects board setup and after showing him all the sounds he could make, he made art that surpassed his own imagination of what his sound could be.   There is a great power behind connecting creators with the tools to create.  I was also able to help and assist V in using a Wacom tablet to trace in his drawings of his spine into Adobe Illustrator.  I believe the purpose of technology is to make life more simple, not more complicated.  Good creators create–great creators create the frameworks, structure, and space for others to create. In “Room Full of Mirrors: A Biography of Jimi Hendrix,” when Jimi was finally able to be connected with his first guitar and subsequent material instruments such as amps and effects it enabled him to create so much more. (Cross)