If you pay attention to the world, it's an amazing place.
If you don't, it's whatever you think it is. — Reggie Watts
What it's about
Surveying thought and accomplishment from around this fractious world, Manifest Orders suggests that reality — meaningfulness — largely is determined by how one pays attention. The latest phase of this ongoing work, still in progress, may be freely downloaded and shared with anyone under Creative Commons license CC-BY-NC-ND.
Various essays written while researching future chapters may be found on the Related Matters page.
Where it's from
A gathering of ideas into multimedia concert, Manifest Orders is what author and artist Howard Jones calls a memecopia — literally, many thoughts brought together within a browsable context. Drawing on decades of experience in graphic art and a lifelong fascination with empirical sciences, Manifest Orders offers a holistic view congenial to diverse human endeavors.
How to Get it
Manifest Orders is an ongoing project. It's available in its latest phase, 0.045, for download, both as
Sample Manifest Orders, online.
Note: Interactive experience is best on the Apple iBooks platform. Interactivity varies greatly with the PDF version, depending on specifics of platform and PDF reader app. PDF Interactivity generally is better on computer with Acrobat Reader than on tablets or mobile phones. Here's hoping that some farsighted developer will develop a truly universal extended function reader for Interactive PDF memecopias.