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Enter Heidegger

Given that I am using a Hermeneutic Phenomenological approach, it must come as no surprise that Heidegger’s work has had a profound impact on my thinking. With that said, I think that his theories on Being (Dasein), especially two of his most basic neologisms used to describe various attitudes towards things in the world,  can […]

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Cut Up Reality

I don’t know why I’m suddenly so sensitive to the notion of time and reality, but it seems that since I’ve been thinking about virtual reality in terms of time measurements, I’ve been experiencing RL situations a little bit differently. Here’s what I mean – last night, I was at a Dirty Projector concert with […]

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Boredom in the Fourth Dimension

If I’ve learned anything so far from this research, it is that virtual reality and “real” reality are not that different. Virtual environments, after all, are based on our conception of reality as well as physical quantities. I started pondering this over the weekend after experiencing time pressures simultaneously in both virtual and physical worlds […]

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Screen Cap of Vanessa Bartlett's Sound Cloud file of her presentation "Archiving Mental Health Symptoms Using New Technology"

Archiving mental health symptoms using new technology.

Reblogged from vanessabartlett.com Thank you to everyone who packed out my talks at the Science Museum, London on the 25th April. We were full to capacity each time and I am sorry if you are one of the people that we had to turn away. I will be doing more public writing and speaking on […]

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The Power of Touch

  As some of you may have noticed from my posts, I’ve had an innate fascination for linguistics all of my life. While it is not a field that I have ever pursued formally, it is something that has sort of “leaked” through every aspect of my work, research, thinking, etc. With that said, I […]

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Half Lives

For obvious reasons, a recurring theme in art history since the beginning of times, and in every culture, has been death. The discovery of death is a turning point in many children’s’ lives, including the life of one of my all-time favorite authors, Elias Canetti, who described his persistent fascination with death in Crowds and […]

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Descartes’ Imagination

All this talk about Cartesian Dualism and Daniel Dennett’s entertaining interpretations of what it could mean in the real world (see comments between myself, Vaneeesa, and Yordie on my previous post on Descartes) has made me revisit the embodied philosophy of Merleau-Ponty. What is especially interesting is the relevance of his theories to visual arts, extending to […]

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Cartesian Sins and Virtues

It may seem ironic, at first glance to be “dissing” Cartesian philosophy on a blog titled “I rez, therefore I am.” The irony of it all does not escape me; it is, in fact the irony of the situation that made me write this post in the first place. Let’s first get things straight – […]

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