At the Handbuilt Show in Austin, Texas last year Shinya Kimura did something that all the great leaders in the world do...they descend.   Shinya's motorcycle was initially put upon a pedestal as a tribute to his art. However, Shinya got word of it and requested that it be put on the floor with a sign that said, "touch me." Shinya understands that in a world that has no "touch" what the world needs is to touch. So while all of us worry about our bikes getting touched...Shinya created a shift a new paradigm. He allowed his work to "descend" into the hands of the tactile learners those that learn by doing, touching, and feeling. We sent Shinya an email thanking him and he sent us an email back saying, "Thank you for touching my motorcycle."

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