Tag Archives: enactivism

Settled It!

I would use such a rarified technical term to better describe my artistic position, that there is no reason to actually deploy it! While I contemplate the problem of the insider/outsider artist, I also play around with the designation I … Continue reading

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Artist’s Statement, Part II. & III.

Secondary and Tertiary Contexts and Multiplicities ARTIST’S STATEMENT (middle section) II. I came to this as a matter of my lifelong drive to satisfy my curiosity. This mission demands that I wander, experience, explore, do experiments. III. To steep ourselves … 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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Evan Thompson, Presentation May 2015

a CONTEXT According to [Francisco] Varela, an autonomous system can be precisely defined as a system that has organizational closure and operational closure (Varela 1979, pp. 55-60). The term ‘closure’ does not mean that the system is materially and energetically closed to … Continue reading

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Slow, Steady, and Permanent

Your half hour will be well spent in a close engagement with the thought of Mr. Varela. Recovering Common Sense The tacit assumption behind the varieties of cognitive realism (cognitivism, emergence, and the society of mind) has been that the … Continue reading

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Penetrating Sensings II.

Krishnamurti said that “to be” is to be related. But relationship can be very painful. He said that you have to think and feel out all your mental processes and work them through, and then that will open the way … Continue reading

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Signed Cosmos In an Ambiguous Multi-verse

Deana Neubauer 20 minutes on Biosemiosis earlier on the blog Professor Soren Brier presents 90 minutes Cyber[bio]semiotics, through Bateson, Luhmann, and Peirce More Brier: Cybersemiotics: A New Foundation for Transdisciplinary Theory of Information, Cognition, Meaningful Communication the Interaction Between Nature … Continue reading

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Enactivism II. and the Simplicity of Social Cybernetics

Embodied Situated Cognition /Enactivism [link] Varela and colleagues build on Merleau-Ponty’s work to develop a model of cognition as “embodied action”, a process they call “enactive” (Varela et al., 1991: xx). They concur with the principle above that cognition is … Continue reading

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Teaching Cartoon: Enactivism I.

Enactivism, a combination of Constructivism and Embodied Cognition, is a theory wherein cognition and environment are inseparable, and learning is drawn from the interaction between learner and environment. It is rooted in the phenomenological work of Merleau-Ponty and Bateson’s biological … Continue reading

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Maslow + Cube-O-Probe Mashup

Right hand column is what I term a totem. Cube were randomly drawn in a bottom-to-top order. The cubes were next placed against the basic classes of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This creates novel, and other types, of pairings. Question … Continue reading

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Dr. Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (Hertfordshire) on: “Wittgenstein’s Razor”

Dr. Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (Hertfordshire) on: “Wittgenstein’s Razor” (pdf) 5th Annual Conference of the British Wittgenstein Society (BWS) Wittgenstein, Enactivism & Animal Minds University of Hertfordshire, 7-8 July 2012 Here’s some help from Dr. Moyal Sharrock‘s entry Knowledge and Certainty, 2015 … Continue reading

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Process & Humanness

I. A precarious process is such that, whatever the complex configuration of enabling conditions, if the dependencies on the operationally closed network are removed, the process necessarily stops. In other words, it is not possible for a precarious process in … Continue reading

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Missed-Understood and the Web of Hypotheses

This video counts as keeper in my quest for laser-focused riffs on adult development lasting less than ten minutes. The one qualification I would offer about managing conversations is: be aware of what happens if you idealize the structural and … Continue reading

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