Turning On

The phrase is not self-evident. It’s a re-appropriation, admittedly, in both historical and metaphorical contexts, designed for the here and now. I know that you know how it feels when your focus tightens and your energy proliferates; when your mind comes alive. Psychologists call that feeling “flow.”

Tuning in

You’ve heard the term “collective intelligence,” but all intelligence is collective. Relating to the sense-making apparatuses around us means relying in the interdependence of knowledge. One neuron does not a brain make. Complexity, connection and collaboration are the allies of conscious creatures; we flourish and perish together.