THE ALCHEMY PROJECT – Cognition, emojis, language as lost, metaphor as lost

So, that research I have been doing into the imagery of the emo HEART pictures, there isn’t language attached in a sense of the real?

Is it possible that EMOTICONS in an Orwellian sense are the only tools of expression people have available?

This off VICE today http://www.vice.com/read/what-does-it-mean-to-think-in-emojis

If these are the top ten?

I mean there is NOTHING THERE?

As an actual cognition.

These appear to be starting in 1999 so… what does this mean in a generation raised on virtual reality?  That can no longer recognize human emotion on a face so that glasses are being designed to accommodate that? — place where you go YIKES!

History of these starts in 1986 according to wiki but they are the text kind. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emoticon

Common Western examples[edit]

Main article: List of emoticons

The most basic emoticons are relatively consistent in form, but each of them can be transformed by being rotated (making them tiny ambigrams), with or without a hyphen (nose). There are also some possible variations to emoticons to get new definitions, like changing a character to express a new feeling, or slightly change the mood of the emoticon. For example :( equals sad and :(( equals very sad or weeping. A blush can be expressed as :"> . Others include wink ;), a grin :D, smug :->, and tongue out:P for disgust or simply just to stick the tongue out for silliness, such as when blowing a raspberry. An often used combination is also <3 for a heart, and  for a broken heart.

A broad grin is sometimes shown with crinkled eyes to express further amusement; XD and the addition of further “D” letters can suggest laughter or extreme amusement e.g. XDDDD. There are hundreds of other variations including >:D for an evil grin or >:(for anger, which can be, again, used in reverse, for an unhappily angry face, in the shape of D:< . =K for vampire teeth, :s for grimace, and ;P can be used to denote a flirting or joking tone, or may be implying a second meaning in the sentence preceding it.[17]

Variation[edit]

Main article: ASCII art

An equal sign is often used for the eyes in place of the colon, seen as =), without changing the meaning of the emoticon. In these instances, the hyphen is almost always either omitted or, occasionally, replaced with an “o” as in =O) . In most circles it has become acceptable to omit the hyphen, whether a colon or an equal sign is used for the eyes,[18] but in some areas of usage people still prefer the larger, more traditional emoticon :-) or :^). Similar-looking characters are commonly substituted for one another: for instance, oO, and 0 can all be used interchangeably, sometimes for subtly different effect or, in some cases, one type of character may look better in a certain font and therefore be preferred over another. It is also common for the user to replace the rounded brackets used for the mouth with other, similar brackets, such as ] instead of ).

Some variants are also more common in certain countries due to keyboard layouts. For example, the smiley =) may occur in Scandinavia, where the keys for = and ) are placed right beside each other. However, the :) variant is without a doubt the dominant one in Scandinavia, making the =) version a rarity. Diacritical marks are sometimes used. The letters Ö and Ü can be seen as an emoticon, as the upright version of :O (meaning that one is surprised) and :D (meaning that one is very happy) respectively.

Some emoticons may be read right to left instead, and in fact can only be written using standard ASCII keyboard characters this way round; for example D: which refers to being shocked or anxious, opposite to the large grin of :D.

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I saw my first one of these in 2000, in a writers group — this one : – ) it was a little cryptic but?  As an abbrev it was cute-ish?

So that is 15 years ago.

At what point did these begin to overtake WORDS?

Massive probs if this is the case… http://smileys.smilchat.net/emoticon/child-3.php

It would be Orwellian in the sense that cognition of emotion proper is NOT ATTACHED, and then add in the overlay of all the psychotropic meds on top?  You would have people in such an alternate reality that?  They aren’t even among us?  You would not find that in non-developed Westernized countries.

Take a quick scan of these images…

WTF?

This is just BEYOND COMPREHENSION.

IT REALLY IS!

Do they have a WAY OF KNOWING WHAT AN EMOTION IS?

OMG.

SEEING PROBLEM IN THIS NEXT ONE….

Oh my GOD MATT!

Look!

Matt the Alchemy Project is going to FIX this.  I am NOT KIDDING.

Omg.

The mask represents FALSE SELF OF NO LANGUAGE

Matt Mullenweg do you realize what you have made?

I am so glad I know you!

Omg.

We will fix this.

This is showing probs with COGNITION.

Like you can’t believe.

See that mirror in the film above?  We are going to fix this by building a MIRROR.  Really.  Using Art and Narrative we are going to fix this and only WP can.

Not kidding.

Looking at their cognitions.

Omg.

Matt.  This will be like the biggest TX Plan I have ever done.  Not kidding.  Others in the field will understand what I am doing, but not in school.  But they will understand at my grad school Pacifica.  Omg Matt.  This is not in your GEN or in YOU?

But maybe gens under YOU.

Omg.

We have to pin down the age brackets by what video games were played?

What the cultural surround was?

What was taught in school or homeschool.

We will!

Omg.

CAN TREAT VIA WP BLOGS.  AS MIRROR TRANSFERENCE.  WORDS AND ART

So, the exposure was to these really frightening things in the web, plus gnarly vid games and movies like that new batman increasingly violent over time?

They can’t speak?

Because NO LANGUAGE hence all the emo hearts —

so we can REBUILD COGNITION WITH SOUND AND ART AND FILM AND THEIR OWN ART, will show progress.  We have that fab CloudUp you built and Twitter and WP as modalities.

Omg can’t think anymore.  Back later.  Really.

MATT!

Bless you for building WP.

<3!

from Adrienne

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