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100 Days of Awe: Day Six – Schemas of Genius

Day Six: Schemas of Genius

IMAG3612 I had expected that I would be taking delicate pictures of nature’s growth and glory, the changing sky or moody sunsets but no.  Any illusion I had of the amount of time I spend in nature and revelling in the embrace of Mother Earth are being firmly squashed by this project.  My realisation is that I had an underlying assumption that because I am not gainfully employed that  (a) I had nothing better to do and (b) I have plenty of time on my hands.  I actually have plenty better to do and one of those things is my sadly neglected SatNav4TheSoul toolbox. SatNav4TheSoul emerged from my love of the warmth of technology and my passion for the world of imagination.  A set of self coaching apps the first of which, FindYourMojo, was launched in 2012.  I lolly gagged about in the imaginary world of concept and teetered on the brink of fantasy for months but eventually got to a point where I could not avoid that bringing these apps into reality required hard action; visual design brief, functional specifications and app schemas.  Unfortunately I know how to do these things so prevarication was not an option.  Squeezing blood from a stone I managed to create the visual design brief about a month ago but I was spinning wheels on the schemas. Suddenly today my energy shifted and my commitment to complete the overarching schema turned into an effortless flow and all the schema work is completed.  It took will to stay hunkered down today, not to distract myself seeking out awe but rather allow it come to me by way of spirit, genius if you will, as I know that I couldnt have done this by myself.

100 Days of Awe is a playful project I set up to bring my attention to awe in my daily life. I see awe as wonder, a mixture of amazement and respect.  I expect the experience of awe to be about perception shifting awareness and that demands a reframing of some sort.  I am excited to see what will awe me on this journey.

Anne K. Scott is an imagination technologist, her work to teach, facilitate and deliver innovation for individuals and business.  She is the creator of FindYourMojo a FREE iPHone productivity app. If you are interested in what intuitive coaching can do for you please do contact me.  I support clients all over the world.

In Defence of True Augmented Reality

My Computer VAugment is derived from the old French verb augmenter to increase , make bigger, enlarge, make richer.  And reality we all know what that is about.  It is our experience in the here and now or as the dictionaries put it something that exists as opposed to imagined.

So to augment reality – is to enlarge, increase, enrich our existence what we are experiencing right now.  I love the concept, I believe in the concept to the extent that I see it as the only way of being and living. Who wouldnt want an augmented reality?  One that improves on what already is.

Cut to the world of technology where all the good stuff is and augmented reality becomes something else.  It acquires a capital A, a capital R and a hint of a swagger.  In this world augmented reality is a shadow of its potential; truthfully it is about mediated reality where technology becomes a foil to enhance one’s current perception of reality.  Now don’t get me wrong; I love technology.  I spent 30 years working as a techie, I am in awe of its ability to keep us connected, create new connections, allow us to work from home, facilitiate global collaborations and keep delivering yet more gorgeous, shiny trinkets.  I design apps for God’s sake.  What is there not to love about technology!  Well yes.  It is the danger of arrogance, the blinding light of brilliance, when technology becoming our everything and we throw the baby out with the bathwater.

Augemented Reality is a loud, cocky imposter.  True augmented reality is a function of imagination; everything we experience is from our imagination, the technology that we have is from someone’s imagination.  Let us not forget that imagination is a tool that we all have access to.  It is there for the taking, it is free, it open source, we came bundled with it.  Sadly someone forgot to put that in our manual, in the education system, in fact it is actively deprogrammed in many educational environments.   Too basic for the sophisticates.  Let us not forget that we all have access to imagination, we just need to believe, take the time to reconnect with the pathway of intuition that takes us there and take follow through action that comes from our individual ability to join the dots and create connections that have never been thought of before.

Anne K. Scott is an Imagination Technologist who uses the tools of intuition to live her life and support others discover their intuitive uniqueness to enrich their realities.  She also loves technology for what it brings to the party e.g. her SatNav4TheSoul tool box and Google’s Picasa which enhanced the ‘V’ on her computer keypad to look like a heart.

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