connect more how? in what way? which audience? to what end? i am not being obtuse, i just refuse to make all these assumptions. sometimes my audience connects to me just fine even though i am using abstract shapes. sometimes they get confused. sometimes they get confused when i use everyday objects. its all context, intent, expectations, presentation, communication, expression.
how? this statement is ridiculous- look... i really really really want $100 million. so is your point that the reason i don't have this much money is because i don't want it badly enough? is this some sort of life philosophy? some zen thing? that my mental powers can "will" things into existence?
done earlier? by who? how? when? wait... what??? so, before there was a... uh, i don't know, pick anything... before there was electricity i guess electricity just wasn't important enough to warrant anyone bothering to invent it? because, you know, electricity is pretty handy for doing lots of things. so if having differently shaded colored props was more important, then it would have been done already? and because no one has done it before, it means the idea loses some of its credibility? how can it become an important step in making juggling more expressive if it never existed??? and for all i know maybe its a terrible idea. but i don't know for sure, do you know why? because i haven't tried yet! so should i not try, because it was never tried before?
we need to clarify how you are using the word juggler. and more to the point, i can clarify how i use the word juggler- in the context of my speech, and therefore in this thread (since we are talking about the speech), i am first a human being, then i am an artist, then i use performance as my art form, and the main technique i use in my performance is juggling. therefore i shorten that and call myself a juggler here. but, if we define jugglers as people who are not artists, and not performers, but people who practice the technique of juggling, then yes, for sure they are not interested in expressing something with their work. to those who identify with my personal definition in this context, i can tell you that i have heard from a few of them privately that they are pretty damn excited about the pink rings. and maybe that's also hard for you to relate to, but may i suggest that its not specifically about having a pink ring? its about having a functional dialogue with a prop manufacturer and opening up the dialogue to other possibilities as well. and, indeed, it is this larger picture and context which was one of the reasons my speech was relevant for the platform it was presented on.
all of my responses here perhaps sound so defensive. again, i wish i had more time to sugar coat some of my writing, but i am just trying to be efficient and actually engage what you wrote. curious to know how to came to this conclusion about the people attending the talk? that would really suck if you were right and a lot of the people there were as alienated by my ideas as you were.