Let all strains of joy mingle in my last song - the joy that makes the earth flow over in the riotous excess of the grass, the joy that sets the twin brothers, life and death, dancing over the wide world, the joy that sweeps in with the tempest, shaking and waking all life that sits still with its tears on the open red lotus of pain, and the joy that throws everything it has upon the dust, and knows not a word.
Our name originates from a poem entitled “All that is Joy” by the Nobel Prize-winning Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore. In the poem, which details many types of earthly joy, Tagore describes “The joy that sits still with its tears on the open red lotus of pain.” The “red lotus” symbolizes the paradox of the human condition: joy exists because suffering exists. We adapted “Red Lotus” from this poem to serve as a symbol of our existence. While we exist to innovate technology for social good, we do so only because it is necessitated by the difficulties of the world that we inhabit.