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[Xmca-l] Re: imagination and controlling the perception of visualillusions.



I like Henry's suggested modification of the title of Mike's paper:
"Mending the gap"
Huw, I assume you could do it without a strobe, just with a little video
editing where you cut out most of the frames and just keep a frame every
tenth of a second or so. Then our brains can do the mending.
As for direction, I think it depends on whether the platforms are centrally
located (i.e. between the two tracks) or peripherally located (i.e., on the
"outside" of the tracks).

-greg

On Thu, Oct 1, 2015 at 3:17 PM, Lplarry <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Henry,
> The saccadic eye movements indicating the centrality of minding the gap is
> literally a fact.
> The question which this fact opens is the factor of gaps within other
> event structures.
> For example when exploring structures being generated  we imagine
> "bridges" linking and overcoming the gaps between.
> However minding the gap indicates the profound necessity of the gap ITSELF.
> If we fail to "mind" (or bridge) the gap is the gap still a constitutive
> aspect IN ITSELF?
> For example, with gesture, there is the rhythmic movement in relation to
> the other. However, besides the two participants moving in rhythm is the
> reality of the gap (or intervals) that "open" within the rhythmic gestures
> also another profoundly relevant factor in the ensuing rhythmic gestures?
> I am "reading" the concept "gap" as a key metaphor.
> Eric Fromm described western notions of God as residing in a person's
> beliefs (thoughts) of God.
> In contrast Buddhism and Taoism focus not on beliefs but on right
> "action". They also have sophisticated elaborations of the "gap".
> I have a hunch that there is something "beyond" our belief and beyond
> "bridging" that is continually opening gaps and intervals as new vistas
> within our acts.
> This something beyond our  structurings has been called the  "inner
> feeling" of the event (not to be confused with the "inner feeling" of a
> single person's mind.
>
> A concrete example is the structure of the concept "reading fluency".
> Three characteristics have been "identified in this concept (word accuracy
> - rate of words in a measured time - prosody or tone).
> I am suggesting this third characteristic -prosody/tone - is the "inner
> feeling" within the event of reading fluency.
> This has to do with rhythm and gaps.
> Are saccadic eye movements and the rhythm of prosody  sharing a family
> resemblance (not an identity) that comes back to Dewey's notion of having
> an experience?
> Larry
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: "HENRY SHONERD" <hshonerd@gmail.com>
> Sent: ‎2015-‎10-‎01 12:40 PM
> To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: imagination and controlling the perception of
> visualillusions.
>
> Something that has intrigued me, and may be relevant to the thread, has
> been how I can “freeze” the movement of my overhead fans by voluntarily
> jerking my eyes back and forth as I gaze at the revolving fan blades. When
> I keep my eyes fixed, the blades blur. When I jerk my eyes back and forth,
> the blades seem to stop. Or so I perceive it. In the Pelaprat & Cole
> article (2011) on mending the gap, Etienne and Mike discuss saccadic eye
> movements as “central to the perception of the world”.
> Henry
>
> > On Oct 1, 2015, at 1:06 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 1 October 2015 at 19:27, Martin John Packer <mpacker@uniandes.edu.co>
> > wrote:
> >
> >> So it's filling the gap again!  :)
> >>
> >
> > Or minding it, yes.
> >
> >
> >>
> >> Martin
> >>
> >> On Oct 1, 2015, at 1:16 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>
> >>> On 1 October 2015 at 19:13, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> On 1 October 2015 at 19:11, Martin John Packer <
> mpacker@uniandes.edu.co
> >>>
> >>>> wrote:
> >>>>
> >>>>> Huw,
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Might this be an artifact of the digital encoding of the video?
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Could you head to a tube station and try it with a real train?  :)
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> I suspect you'd need strobe lighting.
> >>>>
> >>>> Huw
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> E.g.
> >>>
> >>> https://vimeo.com/116582567
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>> Martin
> >>>>>
> >>>>> On Oct 1, 2015, at 10:21 AM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
> >> wrote:
> >>>>>
> >>>>>> I came across this meme/advert on linkedin, which is an animation
> of a
> >>>>> tube
> >>>>>> train:
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>
> https://buffer-pictures.s3.amazonaws.com/c2f41e8d32861d26bdecfc62f0d979e3.f009ceaeaf27dba4eb65f2ca247e9513.php
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Ignoring the glib annotation, it did seem to be a little interesting
> >> to
> >>>>>> discover if there was a reliable way to manipulate the perception of
> >> the
> >>>>>> direction of the train.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Interestingly, this is something that I find I can do by imagining
> >> that
> >>>>> I
> >>>>>> can see an object within the train moving in the direction I wish,
> so
> >>>>> that
> >>>>>> perceived direction can be switched at will -- i.e. the perception
> of
> >>>>> the
> >>>>>> train can be shuttled back and forth.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> I'm not sure whether conditioning of memories of living in London
> >> would
> >>>>>> influence this (it is a London tube train).  Also, the speed at
> which
> >>>>> the
> >>>>>> train is going suggests its going away, because a train coming into
> a
> >>>>>> platform would usually, I think, be going slower.
> >>>>>>
> >>>>>> Best,
> >>>>>> Huw
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>>
> >>>>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


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