I just started using prezi, and something just occurred to me…
[prezi width=480″ height=”360″]http://prezi.com/lwxhkofwgnyb/view/[/prezi]
As you fly across various words and phrases and layout architectures of prezi, it’s not just the frames, words, or objects that you zoom into that count. It’s the spaces in between and the stuff that’s gets passed over that structures meaning.
In the prezi above I was thinking about how words can sometimes serve as the linguistic equivalent of fly-over states — loosely acknowledged but not attended to. It’s this form of reading, of knowing not only what to attend to but what not to attend to, that seems so valuable in an era of faltering information filters. But I’m interested in that negative space, in how we can learn to understand the construction of meaning by paying attention to what we’re meant to ignore.