art-ists and bot-ists
‘the artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself’ e.e. cummings
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
All the flavors of success.
ie’s to glimpse spontaneity: mostly known to us as artists.. as a matter of fact, the artist can be defined as an individual who can express himself spontaneously.. if this is defn.. then certain philosophers and scientist have to be called artist too..
and so.. let’s do this first: free art/ists
How to support 7 billion art-ists?
freeman structure law (?) – not about no structure.. but about who’s crafting it (has to be everybody) and when (has to be ongoing)
hier archy ness et al
no blueprint – amy of unschoolingnyc
define yourself – aj
keri smith – explore.art
53 min – it’s only in certain moments that that hierarchy actually appears.. and sometimes exactly the opposite.. so which is it.. is ritual subversive or anti subversive.. you can’t tell
54 min – what makes us humans in that modern sense.. is not that we are ritual or pragmatic.. but that we *move back and forth between the two.. that’s what creates self conscious beings.. aware of diff social possibilities..t.. we still have this idea that at some point humans were just naive/lost in how to be.. couldn’t possibly imagine another way of existence.. nature/society was the same thing.. and gradually we worked our way into this self consciousness or our possibilities.. and what we’re suggesting is no.. actually.. in fact.. people used to be more able to play around w social possibilities.. somehow we got stuck in a hierarchical rut.. they used to set it up and rip it down.. and one day they didn’t rip it down and they forgot they could rip it down and here we are.. so the idea is how we get back to that cycle again..t