For me, it's always a failure of the imagination. I have that anxiety that time is passing, that everything is ultimately fleeting and impermanent. I better take advantage of every single moment.
Movies have these transcendent moments where everything is just right, from the dialogue to the music to the lighting to the narrative context; everything is just perfect, and something magical happens - the film breaks through the screen and does something to you.
As a media artist and filmmaker, I'm constantly considering the role of situational context when creating my work.
I make short films, little documentaries, about the co-evolution of humans and technology.
There's always going to be the circumstances you can't plan for. There's always the unexpected relevance and the serendipity.
Not too many people in cocktail parties are aware of Bioprinting and growing organs, or the coming technological singularity; I've seen very little philosophical speculation about how far we can go, how much we could achieve.