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

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.