The readings this week illustrate the ability to utilize connections for creativity. In the case of “Dancing To Connect To A Global Tribe” Matt Harding physically connected with people during his travels which helped him create a much larger tribe or network. The participants in the “Silk Road Project” leverage their connections to create art and music. I especially liked the use of indigo dye to teach students about the history and use of dyes. “The Mother of All Funk Chords” and “The Butterfly Jig” I thought were good examples of people using technology to connect with others for the purpose of creating a unique musical mashup. Each reading showed different ways that people connect (physically and technologically) in order to create.