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MacVogtFeb 17, 2019, 4:59:47 AM
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"The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge." -- quotes @curryhobo early on in Skrowl, a jam-packed, art-scroll experience, a journey vertical through creation, condition and invention, a legend of a type. He's quoting Seymour Papert, the mid-century mathematician. Also: AI researcher. Also: constructionist theorist. In Skrowl, the quote arrives after a lightning bolt tears the screen, giving to rain scrolling down, scrolling down to a rainbow followed below it (curious, isn’t it?) by clear skies. The tops of cherry blossoms emerge. It’s perched with monk and bird, and each not so much depicted as discovered by his trademark specificity of expression. The quote is below that, underground, where the viewer scrolls past a skeleton to find it. This is, of course, an archeology. He circles the name of Seymour Papert

with a yellow that seems to glow in the dark of soil. An arrow pointing at the name, if followed, is the thing to focus, drag the attention down. Its line dancing and weaving behind a foot. that will turn into various character snapshots, to another Papert quote, this time placed vertically: "You can't think about thinking unless you think about thinking about something."

I've dreamt about/ this guy:

@curryhobo tells me the scroll is, historically, a centerpiece format. It’s true of most social media platforms. Posts are made of cards, pre-fab units, which snap into one another like legos. To make an endless scroll. “Collage is the mystic’s medium,” says Charles Simic, and often (not on Minds.com, thankfully) that mystic is AI, serving us units, depicting a world, snapping in, into attention. “The message is the medium,” you might see McLuhan remark on a card. In this meme economy. The medium snaps into one another. We’ve found efficiency. The card is standard, so scalable. 

“The [blank] are to blame,” another card interjects.

Monk mode.

Art looks at medium. Not just looks, but thinks through about thinking through until there’s no thought at all, and so here we see one potential value of skrowl.com. @curryhobo shows us a scroll that cannot be standardized, that is, standardized by code, that is, standardized by machine code. Could we not scale by sharing this idea? We all have the software. This is ‘first principle thinking’ – going back to a phenomenology, experience itself, subjective experience itself, affect atm. atm. atm. @curryhobo allows us to imagine a scroll that can blend into one another organically, frame singed, hand-written, hand-drawn, flowing into parallel, exploding into subconscious titterings and uncanny placement of line, God. He is so fucking good at that lol if you think what makes a line? Is it not by its relationship to everything else?

You can see it in video when an artist shows you his process. They make a line, and you think what? It’s nothing, it’s just a line. But then the thing, the real thing, emerges. It's the web of meaning. Proportion. You see it in his art. 

Skrowl is chalk full of ideas. 

@curryhobo mentioned this quote to me in a comment I can't find. 

And those ideas are in relationship with another through this scroll. Can you imagine a future social media that could be so advanced? It took a long time to make skrowl.com, but our AI could be better. Imagine if you could put a tab of acid in your social media experience. Those pre-fab cards could warp to your choosing. Feeling is unleashed. Then you get skrowl.com. 

( the experience of long format, high effort, high attentional investment is, in one word, holistic? One individual's worldview. ) A key aspect in skrowl figures early on: he hides portions of his work. 

Sections are blurred out. He’s telling a story starting with a hospital stint of his, intimate like in a journal – and he smears nothingness onto large portions of the text (you can read it if you tilt your phone just right, and work for it) but he happily employs a kind of black-out poetry affect. 

it's just... everything

As if his text weren’t so meaningful. It’s choose-your-own-aesthetic. Which is another type of choose-your-own-adventure.  .. "You can't think about thinking unless you think about thinking about something," connects in a large labyrinth of arrows to another quote, “a thought way, way, way in the back of your mind. Something that you know deep down but can’t admit,” attributed to Hintergedanken. .. You need the agency to find it.

-with-

How do you ride a bicycle? Do you consciously think about riding a bicycle? Those thousands of micro-decisions. Mirco-acts? Are you the one to make those choices. How does one keep balance

process

A lesson of differentiation. Variation. New ideas grab hold. This is the exploratory mode. This is Minds.com. And this is Skrowl by @curryhobo. 

The project ends. decentralized meaning

The crowd in a patchwork.

with a kind of colorful, alien defecation. 

the world is divided into those who truly F*$iD#R!!Z=

It says:

the end

www.skrowl.com by @curryhobo

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and you should read it.

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Blogs:

The Great Closed Mind Crisis
THE EIGHTEENTH HUNDRED JOB
The First Week: An Ex-Google Plus User Report
The Second Week: An Ex-Google Plus User Report
If the world decentralizes, then the world becomes an artist.
Web 3 | an experiment
What have I been up to?

Mac Vogt is the author and performer of 'Mechanics of Reincarnation', both a film on YouTube and BitChute and book, physical and electronic.

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