art-ists and bot-ists

botist perhaps artist

[more via wikipedia – internet bot  and site via dream – art]

Douglas Rushkoff warns us to Program or be Programmed.

If we look at ourselves over the last couple hundred years, we’ve done very well at efficiency. In that done-very-well-ness, many of us have become bot-like. We’re not sure what to do without being told what to do. We’ve become the machine.

Funny how we tend to think when we use tech, that we are becoming inhumane, stupid, et al. Perhaps tech really can help us to get back to us, by taking over on the automation part.

Perhaps tech can take care of (help us with) that stuff that is too big to know, but can be automated.

Perhaps people can keep on (or re-learn) that stuff that is too big to know, but can only be.

Reminds me of this:

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.    -unknown

Can a machine become curious? Can it know you? Can it have empathy?

Perhaps we go out on a limb and be about being art-ists. Be about not missing/seeing/hearing the 7 billion + art-ists.

Perhaps whimsy matters, because whimsy starts with hunger, and hunger wakes up the breathtaking art-ist – everyday.

All the flavors of success.


How to support 7 billion art-ists?

as they/we embrace uncertainty/chaos.

on free\ing artists .. in spaces of permission ..with nothing to prove.


no blueprint – amy of unschoolingnyc

confusing loyalty with silence – seth

define yourself – aj

keri smith –


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