September 13, 2007

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All that stuff that Jeff mentioned in Tuesday’s lecture about the sort of dialectic analysis that structuralists employ actually reminded me of something from my design workflow. It’s an ideation technique that an Industrial Designer friend of mine (“Dale”) showed me when we were collaborating on an museum exhibit design a few years back, although…

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So I really got to thinking on Tuesday while we were discussing the magazines that fashion, like video games, or heroin (not necessarily different from video games) is much like an addiction. Our culture today is heavily dependent on “fixes” to help a person get through the day (see smoking figures. On a side note,…

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Relation of phenomenology to hermeneutics. For the purposes of this class, you can confuse them. Hermeneutics originally started as a exercise in biblical exegesis (very accurate reading, getting it right). Philology emerged as a practice of linguistic study, history of linguistics, etc. Hermeneutics came about as a strategy to “closely read” the Bible in order…

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