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Emergent day to you. 2010-04-22 is my knowmad birthday. Think I understood the word. More to emerge.
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    What graduation? (introducing a self)
    I came here because of Venessa, basically. And a few more people and things that happened, among them notthisbody and his article Wigglism & Zoacodes.

    And I came here because of

    • A zoacode. My first ever viewing of a zoacode, looked interesting, and I glanced over said article, then turned away

    • Live energetic discourse spanning the planet on #Junto (prototype) where I heard this word again and had to admit I did not know what it means. @Notthisbody was kind enough to forward a link. I used intuition and ended up here. The last image intrigued me and I iPhotoed it off the screen, showing it to the Junto participants. Being an engineer at heart, I did not believe the talk of a few strangers about zoacode effects.

    • Over the next day, I mused about the energy that the live and trusting connections to remote strangers had manifested for me within the past few days. It seemed to be much higher "voltage" when spaced out by physical distance. I felt intrigued to look at "my" symbol a few times. It resonated with a longing to connect I had experienced a few days earlier with an intensity I was not used to, except once in 2006 when I did Steve Pavlina's finding your life purpose exercise.

    • In the evening, walking home from the subway I spaced out a bit and realized what the test for a knowmad was.and that I had just passed. Another word I had no definition for during said #Junto the night before. I had looked it up while the discussion went on. I did not connect it to the symbol.

    • So while walking, I mentally marked 2010-04-22 as my knowmad birthday and realized I wanted to join the spacecollective. Some of that longing feeling again.

    • At home I played a brief #junto and showed my partners the symbol that had intrigued me. And enlightening struck home, Surprisingly and against prior non-belief, I sensed it was this symbol had helped me amp up my personal bandwidth for connectivity in some way.



    Now you know, the second symbol became my symbol. May it have an effect on you as you wish. Or not.

    Feel free.


    SLITHER INTO DEVOTION

    LAUREN SEROWIK CONTEMPLATING A ZOACODE IN THE NERVEPOOL
    UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, PHILADELPHIA, 2006

    CREATIVE COMMONS • NON-COMMERCIAL COPYING IS WELCOME • © EBON FISHER 2007


    UPDATE 2010-04-24

    Watched the About Spacecollective video, finally. Did not know this was the purpose, yet had no doubts on joining. Feels just right to be here and contribute.

    Cosmos by Carl Sagan was the first DVD (set) I bought. Thanks for the warm welcome, guys.

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    Wildcat     Fri, Apr 23, 2010  Permanent link
    welcome to the club CoCreatr.
    and congratulations on your Knowmadic birthday- this is a first and I for one am mighty glad it has occurred.

    as a side note, would you be able to expand on this feeling of longing you mentioned ?
    CoCreatr     Fri, Apr 23, 2010  Permanent link
    Thanks for providing this open space, Wildcat.

    Like many people, I am searching for better knowledge, ways to get things done and improve the life and lot of those around me, which enriches and improves my own my life.

    Personal observations, immersive learning, and amazing co-creative experiences over years, accelerating in the past few weeks, helped me focus on what matters - for me / us. That feeling of wanting to connect across distances has always been there, it just took a flight recently when connecting to groups. More in an upcoming blog post.
    notthisbody     Fri, Apr 23, 2010  Permanent link
    Cocreatr,

    It's really interestin what you say that contemplation of the Zoacode "amped up your personal bandwidth for connectivity".

    In fact, Ebon Fisher has something really interesting to say regarding this:

    Each code is a stand-alone program designed to trigger patterns of behaviour and processes of thought. In other words, the bionic codes act as moral operators on biological operands. They are modules designed to hack into culture's core and rewrite some of its basic routines. Unlike many moral systems, the codes do not indulge in dogmatism. They do not demand allegiance, nor do they make promises. Above all they make no claims of exclusive truth. As routines available to the operating system of society, they assert themselves as beneficial options.

    As part of an object-oriented program, none of the codes are dependent on any others. There is no heirarchy, and no linear execution order. In combination, the codes feed off of each other's outputs and back into each other's inputs, spontaneously tracing new patterns and encouraging reinterpretation. But each can settle comfortably back into isolation, stable and still resonant on its own.


    A zoacode changes how we think about what we've applied it to, or where we've encountered it from. This is specifically interesting to be because Ebon's original designs for his bionic codes were based off neurons. Do the contemplation of these codes have the ability to change how our neurons fire, what nodes are bridged? Can a literacy of interaction induce a more fluid, flexible state of mind, that of the knowmad?

    9 neurons drawn by 9 psychologists, compiled at Carnegie Mellon University in 1981, courtesy of the Nervepool
    CoCreatr     Fri, Apr 23, 2010  Permanent link
    Well, thanks. No idea how it does that, but trigger it does.
     
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