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[Xmca-l] Re: "cultivating Minds



The the STEM crowd. A sexy bunch!

> On Mar 3, 2015, at 9:26 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
> 
> Very far out! That video of their performance is amazing.
> mike
> 
> On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 9:43 PM, HENRY SHONERD <hshonerd@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Larry and Mike,
>> I think you guys are on to something. Thank goodness for valence, the salt
>> of the earth according to the McGarrigles:
>> 
>> KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE
>> "NaCl"
>> Just a little atom of Chlorine, valence minus one
>> Swimming through the sea, digging the scene, just having fun
>> She's not worried about the shape or size of her outside shell
>> It's fun to ionize
>> Just a little atom of Cl with an unfilled shell
>> But somewhere in that sea lurks handsome Sodium
>> With enough electrons on his outside shell plus that extra one
>> Somewhere in this deep blue sea there's a negative
>> For my extra energy
>> Yes, somewhere in this foam my positive will find a home
>> Then unsuspecting Chlorine felt a magnetic pull
>> She looked down and her outside shell was full
>> Sodium cried, "What a gas, be my bride
>> And I'll change your name from Chlorine to chloride!"
>> Now the sea evaporates to make the clouds for the rain and snow
>> Leaving her chemical compounds in the absence of H2O
>> But the crystals that wash upon the shore are happy ones
>> So, if you never thought before
>> Think of the love that you eat when you salt you meat!
>> 
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpTzawl3OmI <
>> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpTzawl3OmI>
>> 
>> Henry
>> 
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>>> On Mar 2, 2015, at 8:47 PM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Mike,
>>> I will follow further in Simmels and Urs Furher's footsteps as this
>>> theme also brings in Ernst Boesch's theory of "symbolic action" which was
>>> developed as a notion that all phenomena [including action] have both
>>> objective and symbolic "aspects". Boesch wrote:
>>> 
>>> "This 'pervasiveness' of symbolism may be easy to grasp for a
>> psychologist
>>> with psychoanalytic experience or with strong artistic tastes; in my
>> case,
>>> however, although I believe myself to have a bit of both, this insight
>> had
>>> much more 'rational' roots. ... I trace its inception back to the 1963
>>> article 'Raum und Zeit als Valenzsysteme', in which I formulated, for the
>>> first time, the close *interrelatedness of 'valence' *[LP- worth/value ]
>>> and 'structure': the conceptual structuring of space depends, I said,
>> upon
>>> the location of valences [worth/values] - it was the *'wish to return'
>> *which
>>> led to the specification and stability of *places.*"  [cited in "reasons
>>> For a Symbolic Concept of Action" in Culture and Psychology 1997
>>> Volume 3(3): pages 423-431]
>>> 
>>> I am suggesting that Simmel, Urs Furher, and Ernst Boesch were all
>>> following in the footsteps of the concept of "polyvalence" [multiple
>> worths
>>> and  values] as symbolic actions.
>>> 
>>> Larry
>>> 
>>> On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 3:23 PM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Amazing "coincidence" Larry--- I just wrote to Urs who I have not
>>>> corresponded with for years as a result of going through his book on
>>>> cultivating minds. It has a chapter on behavior
>>>> settings as media for promoting children's development that has me
>>>> re-thinking a number of issues. Among other things, there is a very
>>>> interesting discussion of Roger Barker's research program. Very worth
>> while
>>>> 
>>>> I could not open that file you sent, but I found the link to the journal
>>>> article. Its here:
>>>> 
>>>> http://lchc.ucsd.edu/Histarch/ja93v15n1.PDF
>>>> 
>>>> There are a number of other interesting/relevant articles there. "The
>> sound
>>>> of the violin" is a favorite.
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks for reminding us of Simmel.
>>>> Today, March 1, was his birthday!
>>>> Coincidence?
>>>> mike
>>>> 
>>>> On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 3:01 PM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Mike,
>>>>> I continued to explore Urs Furher's book that you mentioned on Simmel
>>>> that
>>>>> would be potentially beneficial to follow. In my explorations I came
>>>> across
>>>>> this article on the metaphor of "traces" or "footprints" in the XMCA
>>>>> archives. It was written in 1993 and is an interesting perspective on
>> the
>>>>> metaphor of cultivation AS FOOTPRINTS.  It is the third article in the
>>>>> newsletter.
>>>>> Urs is pointing to the reciprocal processes of "internalizing" and
>>>>> "externalizing" the inner "affective sense" of "place" through
>> attachment
>>>>> to "home" and "vehicle" as concrete ways to form one's identity through
>>>>> attachment/security needs and  autonomy needs.
>>>>> Larry
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> --
>>>> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
>> object
>>>> that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>>>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
> that creates history. Ernst Boesch.