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Re: [xmca] ISCAR (review)
second thoughts, part 2:
the next session I attended to was:*Psychology of art and literature*,
where *Ana María Rodriguez* talk about how art-workshops - for the
participants, created an new way of self-experience, and change of
memory, through collective and public participation.*Bella
Kotic-Friedgut* talked about Vygotskys early years, his writings about
Hamlet, about Dostojevski and his "antisemitism", about how theater and
the revolution in USSR - for Vygotsky showed a contradiction, with
similarity to our own role as researchers: Do we want to be "teacher for
the people" or do we want to be "reviewers"... or both, as reflective
practitioners? *Ann Maj NIelsen* talked about her work with children's
use of, and understanding of first and second order symbolism. It
demands that we are able to listen to children, and that we manage to
ask the questions, where children talk about their experience. We will
then be able to be open for understanding the role of Sensory Appeal (in
first order) and Cultural Codes (in second order symbolism), which shape
what we understand or do not understand.
the next day, key speaker number one, Lucy Suchman, about Human Artifact
Interface. It was interesting, but her final point, that the best use of
artifacts is in health care and the military, made me think: ok, we may
only shoot healthy people? - bad joke, but it was not my cop of cafe late.
after that, *Elinor Ochs, Experiencing language.*
She showed us four different views, 1) language as representational ,
where she combined Kohut and Geertz in an interesting way. Here we see
symbolic language as authentic, and the society as immoral, in contrast
to Aristoteles positive picture of "the political animal". On the other
hand, Wittgenstein shows us the opposite, symbolic language is in-authentic.
View 2: (Lacan) Words as "master signifier", view 3: (Boas) Language is
not one-to-one mappings. Language is inherently categorical. Language
has indexical capacity.
View 4: Everyday language in movement as an experience of unfolding
meaning as a social and personal creation. Experience as performance -
temporal unfolding living experiences..
I have to read some of her work, I think, and she closed by pointing to
a book by Agamben: the coming community.
more to come ...
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