Questions

So I have expressed it here before, and Thursday’s discussion reminded me of it again. Language seems to structure our cognition. Can we ever have a thought that is not language based? If we did have such a thought could it have any meaning? What I’m saying here is that the unit of analysis of…

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I know some of the people (and by some I mean the VAST majority) in the class are second years and therefore have had some access to CHI in the past. I had dinner at Scotties with a few people last night and we talked a bit about what all went on last year and…

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“Movement brings us volume and volume suggests life.” This apparent observation declared by Metz in reference to film theory falls short of elaborating the intricacies of movement. The product of movement is stated as a phenomenon that “suggests life” without explaining how this might be possible. In an attempt to seek the relevance of movement to…

Read more Le Manifesto De Mouvement

Jimmy has sent me a deluge of questions, and I’ll do my best to answer them here. Some answers I am more confident about than others. AMM >What are the defining characteristics of AMM? What is it NOT? I think the defining characteristic that I am settling on is creativity practiced by populations, rather than…

Read more Q&A: Pierce @ Bardzell

Here is an excellent question from Jimmy about the writing process buried in some comments, and I am just reproducing my answer here (slightly edited) so people don’t overlook it. Just curious…when you write, do you make a clear distinction between pre-writing and writing? Do you say, “ok, i’m done with prewriting..let’s start writing.” I…

Read more Prewriting Versus Writing: Is There a Boundary?

The readings so far in this course have generated so many questions in my mind having to do with the relationship between media and tools and intelligence and creativity. For instance… According to Buxton, “Both sketching and design emerged in the late medieval period, and this was not accident.” Did a rise in creativity follow…

Read more creativity and the design of tools, and more tools, and more tools…

I meant to ask this a while ago, after Erik’s lecture… What is the difference between a tool and a material?