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JamieJohnJamesJenkinson
Video Artist studying at the Royal College of Art, London
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    Knowing the Shown
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    To know or believe anything, is to go back to the initial principle of perception, and to take reality as physical fact. Though it is within this area of study, that scientists, physicists and theorists are deciphering the root of perception, and questioning if what is seen, is reality as we know it.

    If you were to measure a distance with an inaccurate ruler, you would have an inaccurate view of space. Then with the evolution of sense, our toolbox of perception is limited to the five senses, and with this, information could be missed - that assuming reality is factual to begin with. As science gave new, measurable proofs to the unknown, reality ventured away from the mystical, and settled logically in the answers of reason. Though the prolific eye of science, now delving into the microcosm of multiple dimensions, seems to be looping back to original, more fantastic theories.

    An interesting, seemingly incredible concept, is the measurement problem, where an atom is only measurable, only exists in its reality state, if it is viewed by a conscious mind. And as atoms are the building blocks for all reality, everything is created, solely for the purpose of perception within the viewer. Answering the question, if a tree falls and no one is around to hear it, does it make any sound? If perception is taken from the location, then not only is there no sound, but there is no tree, no location; though the tree still falls. To view the space of the pre fallen tree, the idea of the tree exists in consciousness, and so to a viewing of the post fallen tree - though the event has not taken place in a perceived reality - the tree will be prone, as consciousness is a combined perception. And with this idea of a whole consciousness, aspects of a higher being, nature, god and living space become more apparent as science decodes the process of reality. The Hadron Collider for example; its failed attempts have been diagnosed as nature itself, where living space can prevent events in the knowledge of their future repercussions. Here is the notion of an immeasurable consciousness, that not only affects, but creates and shapes reality.

    In the controversial experiments of Japanese Professor, Dr. Masaru Emoto, the effect of love and hate are seen physically in the crystallisation of water. Where water spoken to lovingly produces perfect, symmetrical ice crystals when frozen; equally the crystals spoken to with hatred produce sporadic, inconcise patterns. Though this phenomena in traditional science seems inconceivable, taken in relation to evolution, and the development of understanding, negative and positive vibrations could be the impact of relevant feelings expelled through consciousness stemming from a rudimentary repel or attract nature in the early stages of life. This then questions our effect on the world, and how thought can influence reality.

    Now if reality is created around consciousness, through the rules of reality in relation to perception, what is to say that reality is not created simply to coincide with reason, to create an infinite universe if one looks far enough; or produce millennia’s of history and background, so to suit logic and rules. As in reality there cannot be nothingness, cannot be timelessness; consciousness accounts for this upon arrival.

    Theoretically, a quantum physicist lives in a very different world than a tribesman. Though this could be more than just theory. Separate created realities, inside the same combined consciousness. Where all religions and beliefs are factual, inside each separate consciousness, shared inside the reality whole. Linked in space and time, though separate in history and future. For some the world is around 4.5 billion years old, yet to others it is a mere 6,000. These could both be correct… I am not religious, my reality is based on logic and science. Though if time, space, matter, do not exist outside consciousness, before the mind had been evolved, none of this existed; though space and time must exist as to evolve the mind. This paradox questions the idea of time, space, and consciousness. Where consciousness started, creating reality; logic creates history, as a by-product of the future; and time as a by-product of the present, and the perception of reality itself. In this sense, consciousness may not have even begun yet, and this reality could be the process of history through perception, where time is relevant to create logical meaning to the future.

    We can only know what perception allows us, and in the search for answers, theories seem to be our closest vision. Whether who or how, these are the questions that have altered and created entire new worlds and beliefs, plausible in the desire for clarity, in the never ending search for the real.
    Sun, Sep 18, 2011  Permanent link

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    What is now known in reality today is based on given information. The majority of people, places, objects, items, are all known through the shown. To be shown is to be perceived through an interface, i.e. TV, computer, internet, image, video. Accessible as reality through a medium outside of perceived space. Where the accessibility of information inside perceived space is limited to location, the use of information outside of perception, without the limitations of location, implies that knowledge is now seemingly limitless. This limitless nature of information, and the increase in accessibility to it, renders known reality useless in a society of information junkies.
    We take in only the sections of information wanted, abandoning the excess. If we want to know how massive the pyramids are, we Wikipedia it. We don’t fly out there and see it, truly know the stature of it, we just want a number, and maybe a picture of it, with a person at the bottom; as we know how tall a person is... Shown information is the junk food of the mind, giving us the taste, and satisfaction, without the nutrients and real purpose of the action.
    Known reality is experienced, with subject and spectacle in the same space. To experience an event is irreplaceable by a mediated representation. No film, news report, television program or live video feed, can place you in the location of choice. Nothing can recreate the experience, yet now it is common to have first experiences through a mediated source. The feeling of terror, love, loss, even friendship, are viewed not as a first hand experience, but a second rate mediated version of the event. This in consolidation with humans instinctual nature to copy and learn from others, causes emotion to become a hyper version of itself. Less affiliated with reality, but with a cinematic representation. A more entertaining version of emotion.
    This effect of the mind on the body through outside interference can been seen in tests such as the placebo and nocebo effect, where the presumption of an event creates a physical change in the body. From curing an illness, to the feeling of physical pain, the mind creates its own future as shown to be. This then with the bombardment of mediated emotions and feelings, can dramatically alter the way the body and mind functions.
    Reality itself has then become a reference to the shown, taking the key fundamental aspects of known reality, and applying them to what is seen on screen. As an attempt to recreate reality, the screen merely obtained a likeness, far from its initial goal. Over time its striving pursuit for the real has simply exaggerated and dramatized the known world, as with the screens likeness at its peak, the only progression is content.
    By sensationalizing known reality, in a last desperate attempt of a closer representation of the real, instead of narrowing the gap between the known and shown, it divided the two. Where the screen had become a likeness to reality, it has now become a desirable lifestyle. The known is simple, yet the shown is exciting.
    By instead of trying to recreate the perceived, the screen now produces a dream; out of reach to the majority, though achievable to the masses. It turned the desire of a mediated reality, into the desire for a mediated reality. Now the screen is the goal, and reality is nothing. There is no desire in a reality that is not worthy of being mediated. Reality T.V. shows, showing how reality is. This is reality. You are now watching real life. Why know a fake life, when I can be shown a real one…
    With the onslaught of video gaming, and social networking, the reals hold on reality, its ability for personal contribution, is eradicated. Now people can interact with the screen. The screen is accessible. Yet it is action without reaction. Without consequence. As the recent UK riots have demonstrated, many people today have no concept of consequence. Stealing a pair of trainers, burning down a building or shooting someone, it is simply more points. And when you die, you start again. Yet this is not only a positive action to negative consequence, it is equally negative action to positive consequence.
    Whether it becoming friends with, or shooting someone, it is all the push of a button away. Everything is easy, so there is no reason to do anything hard. Spending a pound to win a million. With education costing more than a brand new BMW, a consumer society cannot see past the now, and towards the consequences of today. People are not out of work because there are no jobs, they are out of work because they will not do the jobs. In low paid work, although it is the first rung of the ladder, people are getting paid less that if they are unemployed. Money for nothing…
    As reality becomes shadowed by the appeal of unrealistic, fictional achievements, scattered mindlessly in the desirable shown, the life of a screen becomes the easy escape from reality. Though the lack of desire for the real is causing a loss in the fundamental aspects of the known, in exchange for a Super Sized McReality and Coke. The known is now secondary to the shown, with reality consisting of inconvenient traits such as time and space, that can be eradicated in a mediated context. Though with this exclusion are the true aspects of reality and experience that are subtly missed though greatly lost, and with no concept of consequence, the repercussions of this is are irrelevant. Now is now, and tomorrow is never.
    Based on a true story.

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