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Re: [xmca] AERA Updates
No problem, I'm in no hurry. Just wanted to make sure it wasn't forgotten.
Many many thanks on behalf of all of us who were not able to make it!!
Safe travels Emily!
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 10:50 PM, Duvall, Emily <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Sorry, we haven't had a chance to upload. We're driving home today.
> He only earns his freedom and his life, who takes them every day by storm.
> --- Johann Wolfgang Goethe
> Emily Duvall, PhD
> Assistant Professor, Curriculum & Instruction
> Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
> Director, Northwest Inland Writing Project
> University of Idaho
> 1031 N. Academic Way
> Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
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> Sent: Tue 4/17/2012 10:02 PM
> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
> Subject: Re: [xmca] AERA Updates
> Any news on where the video of the session "Play across the LIfespan..."
> (sorry I've forgotten the title of the panel) is posted?
> larry, I very much appreciate your post on form and play. i have a lot to
> say but no time to say it. Hopefully sometime soon.
> On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 7:08 AM, Larry Purss <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi Emily and all the wonderful folks that gathered together to play
> > yesterday.
> > It was a wonderful inspiring and thought provoking evening last night.
> > There is a slightly different quality to be meeting everyone in real
> > space/place :-}
> > I would like to share Lois' reflections that she offered last night and
> > invite other to come out and play.
> > Lois was describing her experience of attending a TED conference and her
> > impression that scientists with their *objects* seemed to be having so
> > more fun with their FORM of play and she invited us to reflect on why
> > was so? She also expressed a hope that we could learn to play like the
> > scientists who were obviously having such fun.
> > This offering of Lois to us went with a reflection that play extended
> > beyond epistemology and was an ontological expression of being/becoming.
> > [Lois, as I write I'm questioning if I should be addressing you
> > or addressing *us* ]
> > This question of who to address leads me to further reflections on the
> > interplay of play and form. Merleau-Ponty wrote,
> > "It is certainly right to condemn formalism, but it is usually forgotten
> > that its error is not that it esteems form too much, but that it esteems
> > so little that it DETACHES it from MEANING"
> > I want to reply to Lois question with my reflections on the various forms
> > of play discussed yesterday. There was the experiential play where we
> > improvised and held each others hands [left hand connecting, then right
> > hand connecting, then releasing left hand to connect to a third person,
> > then releasing right hand to connect to a forth person *in* a flow-form
> > structure of improvisation.
> > Another form of pretend play was described that may extend over 3 days
> > the kindergarten class and persons occupy and maintain their pretend
> > over this time scale. This is clearly a *type* of play but there is no
> > laughter and the children stay *in* form.
> > We also explored the *form* of play called science where *form*
> > the formation of *traditions* that extend over expanses of
> > time. Lois impression of this *form* of lay seems to generate so much
> > Vygotsky suggests this form of play leads to higher mental functions.
> > My question, to extend THIS *form* of play, [play as conversation] is to
> > ask the rhetorical question,
> > Do each of us have preferred *forms* of play, from improvisations [
> > immediate temporal flow-form ], through imaginal dramatic play, and
> > extending to more rule BOUND temporal formations [traditions]. Are each
> > us prejudiced to privilege as deeply meaningful different forms of PLAY?
> > Also do persons privilege different yearnings [passions] for more or less
> > porous and permeable flow forms between various *types* of formations
> > [noun] *formings* verb.
> > PLAY seems to be a concept with depths of *overflowing* meaning that can
> > *unveiled*. THIS hermeneutical *way* of understanding IS a form of play.
> > Larry
> > Larry
> > On Mon, Apr 16, 2012 at 4:51 PM, Duvall, Emily <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > A very exciting session this afternoon!
> > > From an organizational perspective, we were able to have our last
> > > discussant volunteer Skype in and give riveting commentary on three
> > > different papers. Thank you so much, Mike Cole, for taking on the role
> > > discussant in the CHR SIG session, Perceiving Affordances in Activity
> > > Systems. And thank you to my very talented graduate student, Monica
> > Hansen,
> > > for facilitating the technology and Jennifer Vadeboncoeur for bringing
> > her
> > > speakers! Tony Perone, the chair of the session, and I - as well as
> > others
> > > - really see this as a beginning point for the use of technology in
> > > to bring AERA and our larger community together in the future.
> > > Meanwhile, Monica will be working on videotaping the business meeting
> > > we'll see what we can put together for you all.
> > > Back to the session, from a spectator perspective, it was quite
> > > to listen to three fairly diverse papers:
> > > - activity settings as contexts for motivation: revealing goal
> > > as dilemmas within and between activities by Seaman, Rheingold, &
> > Middleton
> > > - replacing the US -Dakota war hanging monument: a study in red
> > > by Lybeck
> > > - triadic zones of proximal development in the perpetuation of
> > > schooling the social classes by PAnofsky & Vadeboncoeur
> > >
> > > And then have Mike really dive into the works from a variety of
> > > perspectives. Generously examining each through the theoretical
> > > the content of the studies (I, too, wondered what happened to Michael
> > > the first paper!), and offering clear suggestions for future work was a
> > > real joy and a privilege to listen to.
> > >
> > > One thing I would have liked to talk about, once I found my voice about
> > 30
> > > minutes later, was mediation. I would have liked to examine the studies
> > > through form and function of mediation.
> > >
> > > Great session all - thank you!
> > > And don't forget to register as a reviewer and begin to prepare you sub
> > > issuing for 2013 in San Fran.
> > >
> > > Emily Duvall, PhD
> > > CHR SIG Co - Program Chair
> > > University of Idaho
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