Games of Perception: Filters
The game is simple.
Think of a perceptual-filter [<link; short length], activate it, and look at the environment around you.
Notice all the details you were missing.
Come up with interesting filters, and find interesting ways of combining them.
Here’s some of the filters I’ve come up with so far:
Beauty: Notice the beautiful things around you. If you use this one consistently, it can transform your life.
Gratitude: Notice the things you can be grateful for around you.
Things you take for granted: Patricia Madson had a beautiful name for them in her book Improv Wisdom: ‘Silent Gifts‘. This one may be quite a revelation.
“Play Vision“: Notice the play opportunities around you. A beautiful concept I know from Ben Medder.
Things you haven’t seen before: Another little game of mine is noticing something I haven’t seen before every time I pass through certain places.
“The Eyes of the Child“: Connect with the child within you and try to see the world in a way that takes nothing for granted, as you did when you were a little child.
“Beginner Eyes“: Look at things as if seeing them for the first time.
“Designer Eyes“: Look at things as if through the eyes of a designer, asking yourself why things are designed the way they are.
Creativity: Notice instances of creativity around you.
Systems: Notice the systems around you, and especially those systems you’re embedded into.