001: Hello, World
What is this remote corner of the internet...?
The Fire Jar is a loose framework for an ongoing multimedia experiment.
A blank canvas where I create and share something, once a week.
My name is Jeremy Finch 👋
Here, you'll find:
Comics, essays, interviews, animations. Stuff I've recently watched, listened to, read etc. Ideas that I've been pondering.
I plan to test out a variety of topics, formats, mediums, and collaborators.
I invite you to join along for the ride!
The elusive "creative practice"...
Do you find yourself thinking #deepthoughts in the shower or sending yourself emails with half-baked ideas and reminders throughout the day?
Do you have brief, breakthrough moments of inspiration riding the train, commuting to work, riffing with friends?
What happens to these occasional glimmers of insight and clarity amid the routine and mundane?
For me, these artifacts mostly get lost in my inbox, or end up scribbled on crumpled post-its. The fleeting moment rarely turns into something tangible.
I've long wondered if a disciplined system might reveal (connect?) the dots.
Possible future topics (tbd)
- How to learn how to do a handstand
- The value of UX Research
- What I learned in my MBA program tl;dr
- Why I think Battlestar Galactica is still an underrated TV series
The initial pilot episodes will go all over the map.
- Rekindle a love of making stuff
- Maintain a space for experimentation
- Collaborate with people that I like + respect
Advice from modern internet experts: "Work in public, teach while you learn, produce consistently, trust that the long tail of the internet will take notice" etc.
Is this actually good advice?
(asking for a friend)
The public aspect of putting things on the internet feels intimidating. But feedback fuels rapid learning, and being seen might create accountability.
Left to my own devices, I'd procrastinate by 'perfecting' irrelevant skills in isolation. Or worse, discuss potential plans and theoretical projects for years.
Without ever taking action.
This is why The Fire Jar was born.
I hope you'll join along!
The first ten are live!
How it's been going :