Storytelling With the Web

March 20, 2015
Where there is perfection, there's no story to tell. - Ben Okri

Launching TechnoSiren has been exhilarating. Terrifying. I thought that I’d conquered this fear of releasing my dreams into the wild; I mean, this isn’t my first business. Nor my first creative project.

This one, though – this one requires all of me. All the truth I can face and reveal. All the passion, the expression of my secret dreams.

It’s a website, Brianna. Haven’t you made a thousand before?

It’s not the website, or the patterns, it’s the imagination behind them. The years of work, a few minutes at a time whenever I could steal them. The vision, persistent and faithful despite the sandy foundation of my own belief in myself. This has been the best and hardest thing I’ve ever done, holding an idea in my head for so long and working harder than I ever have before to manifest it.

These patterns are not just layouts, they are designs built from years of experience working with some of the best artists and storytellers¬†around the world. These are patterns I’ve seen in their work, and even more, patterns I’ve seen coming before the technology was able to support them. This is the first moment where I can honestly say that everything I’ve ever imagined building is now possible with the web, with full browser support, no extras, no installations, this is how the web works now and I’ve been waiting for this moment half my life.

So this quote, I keep coming back to this quote whenever I feel the fear holding me back from sharing my story, or releasing the pattern library into the world. There will be mistakes, of course, this is my chance to work with others on a project I’ve held close to my heart for seven years!

It won’t be perfect, but for the first time since I started imagining what might be possible, it will be real.

I keep coming back to this quote whenever I feel the fear holding me back from sharing my story, or releasing the pattern library into the world. There will be mistakes, of course, this is my chance to work with others on a project I’ve held close to my heart for seven years – now is the time for the community to make this into something bigger than I can dream of. It won’t be perfect, but for the first time since I started imagining what might be possible, it will be real.