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Thread on General Concept of Flow

Author: @meekaale on Twitter

Full Title: I’m Feeling Very Interes...

Category: #tweets

URL: https://twitter.com/meekaale/status/1348422065263693824

Highlights from January 11th, 2021.

I’m feeling very interested in a “general concept of flow” that’s not just about the special thrilling “state of flow” but relates to stuff that’s always going on in diverse ways 🤷‍♂️

It would include what McLuhan described as senses being captured and attuned by various media But like a carving knife is also a “medium” so this aspect is more than just “consuming” media passively

It’s related to attention, action, perception, chasing, intentionality, inspiration, and the “channeling” or “tunneling” of all these things, and also their relaxation and broadening

A key term in a negative sense would be “frustration”, like general flow is the type of human intentional process that can be frustrated? I know it’s an extremely broad and vague category, maybe uselessly so

“Intentional process” from @ae_play is good but I realize I want my category to be even more vague than what I have described so far 🤠 I want to include the Alexander Technique thing of relaxing unnecessary bodily tension by widening one’s awareness of space

I would probably just end up calling it “energetic flows” or something lame like that, pseudoscientific concept that means everything and nothing 🤷‍♂️

Bad philosophy at 2:30 AM by @meekaale your welcome