Long time ago, when our daughter was small we created the story about green hair deer, ready for exploration. Following text is just a portion of that story:
… After few days [green hair deer] came back to the place that he remembered well. From the distance he was observing the underwater town covered with the transparent cupola, with all the houses, streets and multiple urban squares surrounded with a forest.
… Hosts accepted him [when he entered] in their community and our deer felt happy, worry free and satisfied. In no way he was feeling different and unimportant.
… One more important task was in front of all of them, to transfer to the rest of the world that sense of mutual acceptance and explain to them how right to be different is a basic human right.
And here it is, first two steps:
The way we perceive the world is quite complex. At first we are focusing on a single point of interest, urban square for example. The scene presents far more sensory information than human brain is capable of sorting through. About four times every second, the brain stops taking snapshots of individual points of focus and collects background information from the environment influenced by memories. Without us knowing it the brain uses all of this to stitch together a narrative of the complete experience.
Psychogeography is ideal way to contemplate value of “social gathering” in this challenging time when we all perform “physical distancing”.