Tag Archives: aesthetics

Fission and Fusion

Cleveland artist Gary Dumm noted that I’m engaged with infinite possibilities, and this is true enough, especially in that I allow an expansive ‘ecology’ to contribute mightily to my creative process. ‘Allow’ and ‘Contribute’ conceal aspects of process which are … Continue reading

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A Magic Trick: Explain By Creating

In trickster’s case, how did mental fakery come to replace incarnate fakery? It is one thing for trypanosomes to change their skins; another for Raven to become a leaf floating in spring water; another still for storytellers to have imagined … Continue reading

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Missing Contingency

This motivational tendency is a creative process through which the agent approaches new solutions, and enacts new meanings (Arnellos et al. 2007). As we have argued so far, aesthetic emotions provide the agent with the capacity to enact even before … Continue reading

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Thick Over Thin, Beyond the Need to Know, Deep Digging

If one wants to get to the absolute bottom of something, presumably for many kinds of human somethings, the journey to reach the bottom will: (1) take time (Rule of thumb: if it seems like it will take too much … Continue reading

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Feeling It With Integrity

Practically the theory of effort amounts to nothing. When a child feels that his work is a task, it is only under compulsion that he gives himself to it. At the least let-up of external pressure we find his attention … Continue reading

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Touch Recognition

Around the middle of January I received an email from a stranger. This happens often. The question about such emails is: will it sort into the box labeled Serendipitous Contact, or, Internet Scammer? This one ends up in the former … Continue reading

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