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Re: [xmca] Space, neighbourhood, dwelling in, in*formation as notions with a "family resemblance"
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Thanks for looking for the underlying intuition. I have not read those writers and I will look out too.
On your quote
PS- re fluidity, you get this kind of statement from Ingold:
an organism can be thought of as "a flow of material substance in a space
that is topologically fluid. I conclude that the organism (animal or human)
should be understood not as a bounded entity surrounded by an environment
but as an unbounded entanglement of lines in fluid space. (p. 64)
Is this a move back from digital models of organic life to analogue? Is it
give us a way to include emotions in our accounts of cognitive processes?
I think the use of 'lines' misses a quality of receptive active boundary, generated to maintain non-static identity . Though entanglement hints at a dynamic. A line is our invention as organic boundaries are 'energetic tensions' living stuctures which when going to the lowest magnitudes aren't linear.
Does that relate to digital and analogue? I'm not so clear about that , I remember Huw's explication of that
" I would not fix words at the symbolic end, rather I think of their adoption towards the symbolic from the signal,
is, it is the signal aspect of words (the sound made) that accompanies
activity, by which we gain further symbolic appreciation of them."
I find Davis Skidmore's work (at Bath)and his interest in prosody is exploring that relation in pedagogy and dialogue.
How to understand, or share what helps practices, in accounts of cognitive processes does need to bring in how emotions are bound up within, just as there is interest ( in philosophy) in how hope bridges with imagination.
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