What’s going on? What do you need to hear? How can you move forward?
Finding an answer may be as simple as swiping left or right.
Forget This Good Thing I Just Said is a new experience, based on an old kind of book – the collection of short sayings, or aphorisms. By combining several hundred original aphorisms with the ring-oscillator software used in random-number-generating technology, Forget This Good Thing I Just Said offers up a completely unique experience every time you open it.
It’s something literary, philosophical, and a little magical to brighten up your screens.
Coming Soon to the Apple App Store – $0.99 per month
or as a traditional book – available now!
Could your phone
be a source of contemplation
Forget This Good Thing I Just Said – FAQs
What it is
It’s a book, an app, a conversation, am oracle perhaps. But above all, it’s a series of chance encounters.
How it works
A collection of more than 900 original aphorisms meets the ring-oscillator software used in random-number-generating technology. The result is that one aphorism follows another, but always in new sequences, so a reader never has the same experience twice, and no two readers have the same experience. As new patterns emerge, or seem to emerge, the import and meaning of the work changes over time.
Why it exists
It’s an exploration. It’s an experiment. What it finds or helps you find is what it’s for. Let’s all find out together.
Why it’s on your phone
Everything’s getting reduced to small noise on a small screen, from the King James Bible to the theatrical cut of Lawrence of Arabia. Maybe by starting with small noise on a small screen, something may grow.
What it’s like
A conversation with a smart, long-lost friend who has big news, and keeps changing the subject.
A reading experience so unpredictable
that even the author doesn’t know
what will happen
How to read it
The app is best (coming soon). But the website (also coming soon) is also good if you have no money to spare. And the book is good if you’re trying to get away from screens. For the book, devise a way to get around it in a random fashion. This could involve flipping a coin, or feeling your way from page to page and line to line based on a tingle in your thumb.
Who made it
Matthew Dublin and Colin Dodds.
Who gets those cool stickers
Anyone who asks nicely, and promises to share
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