Step 1. I Am Without Knowledge Now – Photoquoting

In the time between my first post on photoquoting and now, I have received particular encouragement to make photoquotes a bigger part of Ascending Knowledge. This is the first post of a photoquote thread.

I am without Knowledge now

There are two base camps for Mount Everest. One base camp is in Nepal. This base camp is in Tibet. Nick Isenberg took this picture.

Even though I have been engaged with Steps to Knowledge for a little while, I am construing Step 1 to mean, “compared to where I’m going to be if and when I get to Step 365, I am without Knowledge now.”

I hope that other students of Steps to Knowledge will consider this thread as an opportunity to share their own photoquotes.

Alisa writes:

This infinite staircase was designed by New Zealand artist David McCracken. It stems from the seashore in Bondi, Australia and rises up into the heavens above. Depending on the atmosphere and weather conditions, the stairway appears to reach beyond the clouds into the celestial realms overhead. It is also known as “Diminish and Ascend.”

As I prepare to embark on the ascent known as Steps to Knowledge, I am without Knowledge now. I hope to accrue it as I ascend. 

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Photoquoting – An Emerging Practice

The word photoquote has not yet appeared either in formal English dictionaries, or slang dictionaries like urbandictionary.com, but I believe it will in the not-too-distant future. I consider the noun form of photoquote to mean “the arrangement of a quotation in an image illustrating the quotation.” Just as the word “quote” is both a noun and a verb, the word photoquote is both a noun and a verb. As a verb, photoquoting could be used either intransitively (“I should do some photoquoting for my presentation on Thursday”) or transitively (“I just photoquoted Step 1 of Steps to Knowledge.”)

Photoquoting – an emerging practice

Some of my fellow students of Steps to Knowledge have been photoquoting the steps, among other teachings of the New Message from God. This photoquote recently came across my path.

Step 9 Starchild. PhotoquotingI’ve seen a number of New Message photoquotes. But for reasons I don’t understand, this one sparked a desire in me to give this photoquoting thing a try.

I have made photoquotes of the first five steps so far. I have created a page where people can look at them. There was not very much technical skill involved. I used Microsoft Paint, the graphic tool equivalent of stone knives and bear skins. It is my hope that other students will share their photoquotes of the steps in the not-too-distant future. It seems to be a useful exercise for me to put together what I see in my mind’s eye when I think of a particular step, with the step itself. Got that? It seems to be a useful exercise for me to share my photoquoting of the steps.

Words like “clouding” and “photoquoting” describe how the New Message from God community is using technology to tell its story.

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