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Three Sisters of Disruption

Sister 1 Keres
Ownership of activity Prescribed by acceptable transactions
All is in flux Resulting in frustration and error And redefining a fully functioning person
New base-line violations and agreements To deal with unconscious reaction and reasoned response Every interaction is observed To satisfy the needs of commercial interest
There is no snap-back This is a new socio-economic order Of artificial intelligence, automation, and surveillance
Those who are left behind Will be punished by poverty By systems that are impenetrable and dehumanizing

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Thinking Whilst Filling Out Forms

What does it take to make it seem 'as-normal'? 
Just as disruptive technologies successfully challenged established incumbent businesses and changed behavior, COVID-19 has disrupted what socially acceptable behaviors are. The disruption has impacted ownership of activity from the participant, to the onlooker, the designer, and the enforcer. And from this point on, the doing-it in a stable environment has changed.  
Right now, the contextual differences that prescribed acceptable transactions and behaviors are in flux. Cognitive understanding of what are changes in automated and behavioral expectations are enacted with haste causing social frustration and behavioral error. Who will be blamed, who will be punished, and who will be restricted is now contentious? By this, I mean what will be accepted as usual as authorities and the users competitively demonstrate assertiveness, insolence, communication aggressiveness, defensive reactions, and other possible behavioral exertions. The…

Jingili Water Bug

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From behind a sacred figurehead Return from objectivity  Return from functionalism  Return from disciplinary power
Move towards subjectivity and genuine ideas To find states of mind within the disorders  Of fidelity Of passion Of paganism Of earthliness
This internal world Of no plot Of no absolutism Nothing that is incontrovertibly true
Unpretentious Of mutual interest  Of mutual understanding

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Jingili Water Gardens We Cannot Know

Jingili Water Gardens  We cannot know My concern  My change in life We are not what we were We are not what we will be I keep falling back into place And as I fall  Everything seems to be  As if I know

Of free choice Within my confinements  Restricted by rules of consumption  I see only windows and reflections
In the twilight I am doing it I am trying to reach Beyond my opportunities

Thinking thoughts, not for consumption Disturbing impulsive thoughts Those darker imaginings Those emergent creative powers Repress them Keep them secret

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Jingili Water Gardens Restricted Freedoms

Jingili Water Garden Restricted Freedom
Covid-19 2020 Just do it Barriers onto my normality Just do it Being free to act within restrictions Just do it We cannot know things as they are in themselves (Kant)

Darwin Jingili Water Gardens  The mango trees are all in bloom.
My life is in bloom. At 60. In the shadows of COVID-19. From what I visioned as the year of synchronicity 2020 has on the surface has, all but shut down.
Social barriers box in my normality. Instead of travel, I’m staying home.  Australia has shut down its borders, and so have I. 
So after a massive start, working under pressure, and meet stressful deadlines, I am questioning what it is I do. Do I meaner through my holidays without care and intensity? That is, feeling relaxed without care. This self-reflection is about ‘just do it.’ 
I have dedicated myself to education for decades, and I am fastly approaching retirement. Since my early years as an artist and extended absence, I have fantasized about returning to a creative life cho…

Visually Inspired Behavior

“The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.” ― Krishnamurti
We teach our students content that makes sense but we do not teach skills in how to prepare for situations that do not make sense. Society works hard to present normality as that without disorder. That is to you know where you are; what you are expected to do; and that the flowers you pass every day are the same flowers. However, we do not teach students, to see different flowers on each passing and that the river is not the same. If one in every five adults experience mental illness why is it that schooling is predominately about 'promised' normality and not preparing for the disorder 'of the promise'. Schooling for anxiety, depression, attention deficit disorder, post-traumatic stress, psychosis, and schizophrenia is required. Society could do well by flipping the school. Every student has a story to tell. School as a check-in rather than a check-out.
Are our stude…

Darwin Jingili Water Gardens Days 8-10

In a social environment, each repeating action is slightly different, even when social interactions are limited to a few actors and a limited range of actions is undertaken.
Walking past a stranger and muttering 'good morning' or making a hand or facial gesture, whilst limited is also grounding. Each repeated action improves the experience of the activity. The smile gets bigger and ignoring more pronounced.  The gesture shifts from novel to heightened and then to automation. Simple transactions fall into the shadows or normality. The gesture occurs without realization. It is systematized.  Is there a way of not plateauing into reductive repetitive activity and to continually improve the experience? 
Perhaps gamification? For example, one reaction for one person and another for another person. 
My original and prior thoughts were that continuous and repeated actions inhibit each transaction's ability to adapt. So mix it up - change hand & facial gestures - make the play in…