These notions of inclusion and presence are important to how individuals construct their reality, and to the formation of group norms about 'nowness
' and 'nearness'.
But the most common reason offered for "nowness
" is the claim that students seldom remember anything they have been taught before.
of any given point in time is pure and virginal.
The flow of time (the wave of nowness
) is represented by the falling off of branches.
Readers may find cloying such coinages as |full-livingness' and |self-puttingdowness', |hereness and nowness
', |lessness and drabness', |inwardness and outwarderness ...
While there, we came up with the idea for Nowness
and launched it.
The ephemerality and "nowness
" of social media storytelling (discussed by Page, "Stories and Social Media"; Thomas, "140 Characters") must be understood in the context of the emergence of a so-called "attention economy" where display and the amplification of everyday experiences is paramount.
It was as fresh and innocent as nowness
awareness, every morning for half an hour, an hour, or more.
When Joan Miro declared in 1928 that 'since the age of cave painting, art has done nothing but degenerate', he expressed a widely shared sense of the nowness
of these works.
Direct communication implies a simultaneity, a ubiquitous nowness
, that Stead, like many of his contemporaries, dreamed about but never achieved.
The term I would like to use is nowness
rather than newness.
Such a development requires a variable nowness
, an expanding and contracting nowness
, that articulates a species-specific, here and now.