a free + open source platform for
creating, connecting and sharing the evolution of your ideas.
i can be
of any size,
small as one letter, like a
a paragraph (of which I'll spare you)
the point is, there are no rules
i can be of any size, defined only by how you use me
i can also be other things, like
you can even shatter me into a million pieces.
What would be the equivalent of this:
You can also group me with your other bits, to make
you can make maps of ideas
here is a cluster of inspiration for a sound project
what if you could re-arrange your cluster
into new configurations, or
in the way these dots morph?
you could re-arrange bits
origin (where you found it)
and generate new ideas with ordering
as you can imagine, things can get hectic quickly.
a few things will help manage this
first, you can always undo anything:
and play time, to see the evolution of your ideas
thank this guy for that idea
charles darwin, in case ya didn't know
Things really come to life
when you create connections or relationships
me and other bits.
These are called
this image of a Mark Webster painting (2010)
Umberto Bioccioni's sculpture (1913)
you can create conceptual parallels too, not just visual ones
imagine reading a web page, clipping a bit of text, seamlessly
saving, connecting and annotating it
One of the better times of the Cambridge Physical Laboratories was when they had practically shacks - they did some of the best physics ever.
In the early music publishing houses, there might as many as ten pianos going at once, and you had to write a lead sheet under those circumstances. If I were making a lead sheet to get an advance I couldnt afford to let all those noises interfere with the nose I was trying to put down on one sheet of paper.
Duke Ellington, Music is My Muse
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
-- Nelson Mandela
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
-- Bertrand Russell
By linking bits with parallels, you can search associatively:
... stupid by
-- Bertrand ...
is the most powerful weapon...
the more you use Parallels, the better it gets
there are tons of other features to tell you about,
simple sharing, via