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Community is a shared experience, an organization of individuals shaped by the contributions of many. Our collective ideas and actions make up the foundation of our identity. We find community in small, insular groups, as well as broad, diverse circles. This issue of GASnews features investigations on the ways community exits, evolves, and is defined in the glass world.
David Schnuckel’s op-ed invites us to reflect on the influence social media platforms have changed the way we interact, share ideas and create a legacy of ourselves through images and online discussions. BFF (Beccy Feather) opens her insider perspective on the community of the pipe world, dispelling some myths and grasping at what the future holds for this booming industry. Suzanne Peck and I conversationally profess about what community means to us, and how these meanings transform as the glass world continues to flux and evolve.
This issue invites and seeks to inspire conversations on the state of the art. Through timely discourses, GASnews contributors provide a platform for definition and opinion on how the future of the glass community is shaped. These themes will continue to develop and unfold through the voices of many in discussions with friends and colleagues in intimate dialogue, online threads, and through shared writing.
-Mike Hernandez, GASnews Editor
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