Knowingly or not, we respond to place and moment. Our responses are particular
to a set of eyes, a body-breathing-in-skin,
a certain brain
with a singular set of experiences,
predilections, knowledge, needs,
desires. In my case, there is also a black box
with certain lenses,
a keyboard, software (clever software!), and
a beaming, bright screen.
This bundle of cells, functioning together
as they have for decades
(but differently in each moment) produces rows
of image files in concert with the black box and the software.
Is it magic?
Choices are made: less here, more there, lighter,
darker, softer, sharper, colored, or not.
And here is the fruit.
These responses to place and moment mean something to me,
something else to you. Flung across digital space
they resonate or they don’t. Either way is a response
and this vast, sparkling network of responses across
space and time encompasses
more than we can imagine.