Live Ideas is an open access, peer-reviewed undergraduate journal co-produced by students and faculty at Kansas State University. Our mission is to provide a platform from which undergraduates can express their original ideas in creative, unbounded, and meaningful ways. In doing so, Live Ideas accepts a wide range of works, including research, creative writing, art, poetry, and multimedia essays.
A female form is encapsulated by vegetation in a languid yet stoic position. Nature is used to indicate the suffocating feeling caused by the many stressors of modern social life. The image represents the emotional toll of living in a technological world of ceaseless information which is often morally challenging and psychologically draining, and how there is no easy reprieve without embracing apathy.