IV. Process

Process sections deal with the relationship between context and what we are capable of perceiving

The point in the process sections is to create a base of shared considerations, to improve the chances that we are looking at a similar picture, when we leap from there into the woods. After all, you could be in a cubicle listening to death metal while sending emails watching e-sports, eating and reading this, rather than sitting outside, turning each page while the birds and the wind sing.

Meaning is a conspiracy of more than the words on the page. The preceding moment(s), what is happening in the background changes what you will see. One day, if people still read, books will have soundtracks, moving images to better control the terms through which the intended meanings are expressed.  The content presented in this book is merely a first step toward a more interactive and engaging technology of perspective.

To improve readability, in the tentative absence of illustrations and complimentary atmosphere, differently themed sections will take turns approaching the alternate view of things that the project is attempting to make accessible.

Throughout this sequence we will look to certain cultural truths, ideas that have settled into a place in our minds that is not questioned, where our thinking–and thus problem solving–stops and goes no further. The places we bounce to even at the hint of deeper clarity.  The word cultural is used because while these processes are common, ubiquitous, they are not universal. It may be only likely that we arrive at these truths, it may be that we began to absorb them from an early age from everyone around us and so in that sense they are not even ours.

Because people think of culture in superficial (ex. style, music, custom) and broad (Black culture, American culture) terms, in its ordinary conception ‘culture’ is too coarse and limited in scope for what we will be discussing.

For that reason we will invent a new term called: microculture. It is addressed to the condition of thinking that because someone ‘is’ something they will do things in a certain way (in accordance with ‘their’ culture). Instead, with microculture, anyone who does something in a certain way does it in that way. So there is no point in generalizations which mischaracterized the origins of human actions, allowing us 100% accuracy when talking about certain dynamics.

Going forward, the point is to bring more attention to places in which we hadn’t previously had meaningful choices because we didn’t see how how we see hides the truth of alternatives.

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