What I can say about skateboarding is that I really learned how to reassign properties to the world around me. This was not a conscious practice, but still it was occurring. Suddenly the weather means something completely different to you. Swimming pools take on a new potential reality. You’re not just taking a swim anymore. If you go into a parking lot and there’s a little bank on the side of it, you make a mental note of it. The surface of the streets, are they rough or smooth? There are any number of lines that you start to see.
I think when skaters walk down the street, they’re looking at it with an entirely different grid in their minds. I think this practice enabled me to redefine the world around me—to take what was given and then readjust it to make it work. When I got into music, specifically punk rock, that sort of redefinition was central. I would look at a situation, the circumstances that had been presented, and think, “Okay, I’m just going to change all of this, or at least change the way I’m thinking about it.” I come at things from a different place, and I think that’s something I really developed through skating.
To this day I swim to the bottom of swimming pools just to check out the transition."
Josh says: How can we as Artists (or Game Designers) use Play to transform people’s perception (and experiences) in our day-to-day physical environments?
This is great! I love that you created a condition that repeats! See if you can format this as a flow chart diagram?
“Yjkej ku dgvvgt nkhg qt fgcvj? (solve me)?”
- post question.
- each day, if unanswered, reveal character starting with A.
- once cipher is solved, discuss, beginning with reference of article concerning “The Final Exam” from Seed Magazine.
“Does starting with secrecy create more honest, thoughtful individuals?”
- post question.
- each day post cipher techniques of increasing complexity.