Apophenia is the spontaneous perception of connections and meaningfulness of unrelated phenomena. The term was coined by K. Conrad in 1958 (Brugger)…
According to Brugger, “The propensity to see connections between seemingly unrelated objects or ideas most closely links psychosis to creativity … apophenia and creativity may even be seen as two sides of the same coin.”…
when is the sublime in digital?
the presence of a monumental network, more subconsciously sensed than explored? realizing the fact of server farm architecture, of data and its physical location near reno, nevada? does it get entangled in the endless generative recombination of aggregated content? is it losing your sense of self in the multiverse of feeds?
a more spatial resolution of the web may be required, the UI equivalent of topographical space visible in the distance.
(by the beach, aguda)
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past tense: grokked; past participle: grokked
understand (something) intuitively or by empathy.
"because of all the commercials, children grok things immediately"
empathize or communicate sympathetically; establish a rapport.
"nestling earth couple would like to find water brothers to grok with in peace"