lanier beyond words law

jaron on words


lanier beyond words law: this possibility of a kind of communication that would involve directly creating what people sense in common instead of relying as much on symbols such as words – jaron lanier


Jaron Lanier

no words


perhaps no words because we allow all the words and every other means.. ie: the limit of idiosyncratic jargon ness… realizing.. communication never finished ness

mech/tech as it could be

often words are no words. meaning: they don’t mean what the heart means. trying so hard.. to listen to/for that..

quiet enough ness

never nothing going on

what is legible ness.. who decides

not yet scrambled.. and Giulia‘s gut/sensory ness..

beyond description


Benjamin Doxtdator (@doxtdatorb) tweeted at 2:55 AM – 21 Nov 2017 :

A hauntingly powerful piece by @DingleTeach
Mangy ‘gifts of knowing’ and wanting to be known.

“I need to bond with fellow educators to do this work. But I am not known by many. But it is what I need most.” (

Then, there would be no need for explanation.

known by someone.. invited to exist

maté basic needs.. beyond words

rumi words law


Soul Biographies (@nicaskew) tweeted at 9:53 PM on Thu, Dec 14, 2017:
A Place Beyond Description

You and me
the silence.

So as not to
shatter it
with words
that never

For it’s
that we can
finally meet.

In a place


Here is the film associated with these words


4/ a worthwhile thought experiment is to spend time imagining how phenomenologically different our (social) experience would be in the absence of language

language overlays a new dimension of perception and connection atop everything, making the highly improbable, commonplace

Original Tweet:


michael pollan (via maria):

It embarrasses me to write these words; they sound so thin, so banal. This is a failure of my language, no doubt, but perhaps it is not only that. Psychedelic experiences are notoriously hard to render in words; to try is necessarily to do violence to what has been seen and felt, which is in some fundamental way pre- or post-linguistic or, as students of mysticism say, ineffable. Emotions arrive in all their newborn nakedness, unprotected from the harsh light of scrutiny and, especially, the pitiless glare of irony. Platitudes that wouldn’t seem out of place on a Hallmark card glow with the force of revealed truth.

Love is everything.

beyond words ness.. (esp thinking of ab convo day before..dead concert et al)


via nora bateson

nora bateson (@NoraBateson) tweeted at 5:59 AM on Fri, Jul 27, 2018:
Possibilities of communication are limited by context. Communication therefore is not what is or is not said. Rather, it is what is possible to say. The vitriol that has become normal is a violence to the context of public communication. Speak to mutual learning & dignity. #meta


from ursula via maria –

Who knows
doesn’t talk.
Who talks
doesn’t know

beyond words ness


Painters have a knowledge which goes beyond words. They are where musicians are. When someone blows the saxophone the sky is made of copper.


on silence and music

via maria – aldous huxley – music at night –

From pure sensation to the intuition of beauty, from pleasure and pain to love and the mystical ecstasy and death — all the things that are fundamental, all the things that, to the human spirit, are most profoundly significant, can only be experienced, not expressed. The rest is always and everywhere silence.

After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

beyond words ness


language as control\enclosure