The Near-Sighted Monkey

A 47 second long snapshot written by a student in The Unthinkable Mind:

After reading “The Fourth State of Matter” written by Joanne Beard - a story about a shooting in the physics building on the Iowa University campus, students in The Unthinkable Mind class were asked to imagine themselves somewhere at a specific point in the story and then describe what was going on around them.

 What happens to the ordinary moment when we realize its happening alongside an extraordinary event? This just a casual observation about two people passing each other in a hallway. What happens to this image once we know the whole story?

How are we able to imagine this? How are we able to put ourselves in another person’s story? Does this mean a story is also a place?

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