Is it possible that our ancestors were ancient futurist or psycho-mystics? In my opinion, they were. Growing up in the age of MS-DOS coding, I found myself deeply fascinated with computer language and how symbols morphed into actions, actions into colored shapes, shapes turned into recognizable objects and within the codex I could build a limitless synthetic universe.
I am examining the relativity of global indigenous geometric patterns, specifically West African Kente schema, as a possible progenitor of modern digital cultures. I see overwhelming similarities in basic constructions and designs of computer processing chips and video games to the geometrical weave of the cloth. The vividly bold colors, precise hard lines, sequential rhythms and movements attest to the high intellectual capacity of those whom were called “Primitive.”