Crystal Silver

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Who I Am and What I Do

I am a transmodern renaissance entrepreneur and narrative architect with a performing arts background, a lifetime passion for storytelling, and an academic interest in transdisciplinary studies at the intersection of philosophy, technology, and creativity.

I write about conscious commerce, personal evolution, epigenetic theory, cognitive neuroscience, narrative analysis, holistic wellness, and deliberate wandering, among other integrative topics. For as long as I can remember, I have had an enduring fondness for travelogues and speculative literature, particularly narratives that recount inner and outer journeys in tandem. I also have an exponentially growing passion for leading a mindful existence.

A fifth-generation native of rural Iowa cultivating a portable lifestyle, my home is wherever I hang my satchel. I mailed my heart to California when I was a toddler, though it took the rest of my body nearly two decades to arrive. Since leaving my home town planted in the middle of a cornfield, I have traveled in 13 countries and 28 states. I have lived in five states plus France, with some detours back to Iowa sprinkled into the mix. I am currently based in Pasadena, California.

I manually coded and uploaded my first personal website in 1996 and have been doing website development, creative copywriting, and multimedia consulting for 15 years. I am also an editor and proofreader, and I spent several years as a freelance language tutor. I have been entrepreneurial in some capacity since early childhood.

While my academic background lies largely in humanities and languages, I am an autodidact and polymath, and I learned how to write code, among other technical/aesthetic skills, using an arguably haphazard combination of bookstores, libraries, and various online resources.

I have a BA in International Affairs & French with an emphasis in Global Business and a self-designed Interdisciplinary MA in English-Rhetoric-Communication and Multimedia-Design-Photography. I read and write in both English and French.

I have now chosen to focus primarily on multimodal narrative expression.