Blink, by Oxford’s definition, is to close and immediately reopen one's eyes. This is precisely what we are aiming to do in our event. We hope to metaphorically close the eyes of our audiences, only to have them reopen their eyes in previously unknown territories. We want to nudge them to explore this new world to the fullest as we would like to not only redefine their definition of the world but completely change the way they interact with it.
Blinking, whether we like it or not, is closely ingrained in our everyday lives and is practically inseparable from being alive. Likewise, it is our goal during our event to bring forth ideas that will go on to be a part of everyone’s lives, as fused together with their lives as the act of blinking is. We are not looking to introduce ideas with little practical application, we want to make great ideas highly accessible to a greater audience, a juxtaposition of abstract paradigms and concrete implementations.
It only takes about 300 milliseconds to blink, and yet it is perfectly possible to miss something important in that timeframe. The theme "blink" also serves as a reminder to us all that life moves fast enough to miss in even a blink of an eye. In our event, we want to encouraging participants to propagate their ideas and opinions to anyone who would listen. We are pleading them to let the ideas that have been gestating in their minds for god knows how long be heard!
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