like a child

zoom dance graphic plus

a different granularity

ability to zoom dance


adding page this day: – the art of looking:

Children sense the world at a different granularity, attending to parts of the visual world we gloss over; to sounds we have dismissed as irrelevant. What is indiscernible to us is plain to them.

In a way, “experts” have a toddler’s ability to zoom in on the details, the very fabric of experience, that most of us glide adaptively by.

zoom dance ness

how to look at the world before knowing (or without thinking about) the name or function of everything that catches the eye. An infant treats objects with an *unprejudiced equivalence: the plastic truck is of no more intrinsic worth to the child than an empty box is, until the former is **called a toy and the latter is called garbage.

*unconditional ness

*labels, language as control/enclosure/scrambling et al

To the child, as to the artist, everything is relevant; little is unseen.

let’s do this first

from linked within – thinking in numbers –

synesthesia — that curious crossing of the senses that causes one to “hear” colors, “smell” sounds, or perceive words and numbers in different hues, shapes, and textures.

the little prince – see with your heart ness

quiet enough to see


so imagine if we all got back/to that ..

not yet scrambled ness

perhaps via

1 yr to be 5 ness


imagine if we just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for..

what the world needs most is the energy of 8b alive people


let’s let go of telling people what to do.. and instead .. undo/unscramble our hierarchical listening 


First they said they needed data 
about the children 
to find out what they’re learning. 
Then they said they needed data 
about the children 
to make sure they are learning. 
Then the children only learnt 
what could be turned into data. 
Then the children became data.

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supposed to’s of school/work making us all like whales in sea world


remembering baby b – didn’t cry till saw parents when they returned.. living in the now ness?


We’ve built machines that are capable of incredible feats. But Elizabeth Spelke, a cognitive psychologist at Harvard, has spent her career testing the world’s most sophisticated learning system—the mind of a baby.

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may 2020 article

It’s Called ai.. but what is intelligence?.. We’ve built machines that are capable of incredible feats, yet still they have nothing on a baby.

a puzzle at the heart of modern artificial intelligence: We’re not sure what to aim for.

“Humans don’t start out with skills; they start out with a broad ability to acquire new skills,” he says. “What a strong human chess player is demonstrating isn’t the ability to play chess per se, but the potential to acquire any task of a similar difficulty. That’s a very different capability.”

humans are born with an innate ability to quickly learn certain things, like what a smile means or what happens when you drop something. It also suggests we learn a lot from each other.

gray bio design law




maté not yet scrambled law

gray bio design law: children come into the world biologically designed to educate themselves – Peter Gray

carhart-harris entropy law

alison gopnik


vinay on rights of children

higashida autism law