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January 8, 2010

MANTRA 37

Filed under: Audio,Mantra — M Kitchen @ 11:55 am

Grant Morrison quote:

“I’ve been reading about the scientific theory of emergence, which is basically that if you get a bunch of simple things together, and you get enough of them, they start to form something complex. Like, a single sponge cell is completely stupid, but a bunch of sponge cells can actually do stuff, move around, eat, keep themselves going. So, I was applying this theory to writing. Because, we’ve all heard the story about how writers talk about they get to a point in the story when it gets so involved and the story and the characters seem to take over. And as a writer I can say that actually happens, there’s a moment when the story takes over and you’re kind of forced into making choices that you may’ve not made otherwise. So I like the idea that there’s maybe actually something going on here that had to do with emergence, that you can make the story complex enough that the story almost begins to compute for itself, and start to think for itself.” *

[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/fanboyradio/fbr_382.mp3]

4 Comments »

  1. The above has even greater significance when added to the idea I’ve been exploring, which is that your LIFE is a story, and you are the writer. So what happens when you create enough simple things that your life starts writing itself? For those looking to change their life, this could be an interesting tool.

    Comment by M Kitchen — January 8, 2010 @ 12:04 pm

  2. Dude, I love this! Who wrote it?

    Step 2.) Find the metaphors, alliteration and symbols in your own life. That’s when you get into the mainframe and begin hijacking the governing rules to your own story…

    Comment by Matt Campbell — January 8, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

  3. Oh Grant Morrison, duh…

    Comment by Matt Campbell — January 8, 2010 @ 2:24 pm

  4. Yeah – Grant Morrison. I listened to this interview years ago, and this morning it “clicked” and I had to listen to it again. Now I have a deeper understanding of what you’re talking about with the “metaphors, alliteration and symbols in your own life”. I’m excited to start “hijacking the governing rules” to the matrix.

    Comment by M Kitchen — January 8, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

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