An essay about how it all came together, showcasing
@stevenbjohnson’s concept of “the slow hunch”: https://t.co/kGZ3maSwkz
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/pomeranian99/status/1542499242337517568
The value is in the cumulative effect of tons of them.
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..
@monk51295 “slow/social proprioception”
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ethnobot/status/1542504412119277568
It is sometimes described as the “sixth sense”.
In 1994 I was on vacation and happened upon a discarded copy of Oliver Sack’s 1984 book The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat — Sack’s famous collection of tales of patients with neurological disorders. I had insomnia a few days later, and spent the evening reading the book.
I became fascinated by the third chapter, “The Disembodied Lady”. Sacks tells the tale of Christina, a 27-year-old woman who is afflicted with an infection that knocks out her body’s “proprioception”. I’d never heard of proprioception, but as Sacks explains, it’s our body’s “hidden sense” of itself. It’s how we know where our limbs are when we’re not looking at them. It’s why we can pass a baseball from one hand to another behind our backs.
In Christina’s case, losing her proprioception is devastating: She has to relearn how to engage in everyday life, using her eyes to establish what her limbs are doing.
I’d never heard of proprioception, but the concept fascinated me, and stuck in my head.
need: means to undo our hierarchical listening
more notes from article:
I kept on coming across examples of groups of people who were developing a social sense of their activities by sending tons of tiny messages.
again.. imagine if our tons of tiny messages are from the itch-in-8b-souls.. everyday..
Proprioception (/ˌproʊprioʊˈsɛpʃən, -priə-/PROH-pree-o-SEP-shən), also referred to as kinaesthesia (or kinesthesia), is the sense of self-movement, force, and body position. It is sometimes described as the “sixth sense”.. Proprioceptive signals are transmitted to the central nervous system, where they are integrated with information from other sensory systems, such as the visual system and the vestibular system, to create an overall representation of body position, movement, and acceleration.. Proprioception is from Latin proprius, meaning “one’s own”, “individual”, and capio, capere, to take or grasp. Thus to grasp one’s own position in space, including the position of the limbs in relation to each other and the body as a whole.
Proprioception is tested by American police officers using the field sobriety testing to check for alcohol intoxication. The subject is required to touch his or her nose with eyes closed; people with normal proprioception may make an error of no more than 20 mm (0.79 in), while people suffering from impaired proprioception (a symptom of moderate to severe alcohol intoxication) fail this test due to difficulty locating their limbs in space relative to their noses.