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Chapter One:
An Unordered Collection







  Shapes dissect every decimeter of your visual circumference. Ocular biology teaches us that our vision has been sharpened through the distant generations in order to extrapolate the corners, edges and outlines of our environment. This peculiar outcome of a million mothers has helped us fashion the subway tunnels and high-heeled shoes that culminate in our society. Survival and sustenance dictated this visual bias. Now that survival and sustenance are automatic, it may be time to rearrange the shapes that surround us.

  Our visual bias is so entrenched that it is hard for us to conceptualize a world without the rigid assurances of defined patterns. Our astrophysicists are even intent on labeling the width and breadth of our entire universe with a conceivable shape flat, donut, saddle, sphere - as if the mass of existence could be bottled into a static perceivability. We cannot escape this inheritance of our evolution, but we can improve upon its current manifestation.

  The pile is a shape. The pile is an idea. The pile is the shape of our idea. This book proposes to use the pile and what it represents as a tool for change. Perhaps the pile, so commonly associated with slumbering dormancy, seems an odd choice for inciting change. It is this very attribute of the pile that we believe can be utilized toward the defeat of capitalism.

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