Category Archives: Perception

phanopoeia > montage > creation

Images sometimes stay with one for a long while (e.g. this cover from a 2005 catalogue for Lee Valley) before they rhyme with another that opens up the imagination (the back cover of Stanley Tucci The Tucci table : cooking … Continue reading

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Pluralities

Louis MacNeice “Snow” The second stanza World is crazier and more of it than we think, Incorrigibly plural. I peel and portion A tangerine and spit the pips and feel The drunkenness of things being various. It’s the mid section … Continue reading

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Tao and the Sensory Modalities

D.C. Lau in the introduction to the Penguin edition of Lao Tzu remarks: [O]ne sometimes gets the feeling that the line is blurred between the tao as an entity and the tao as an abstract principle that is followed. These … Continue reading

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The Yield from the Search for Foundations

Acts of Perception Turtles all the way down Elephants all the way up Cows forward and back (sides) What colour are the cows at night? Black on the side we can see at the time we can see** **the colour … Continue reading

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Training & Turning

Gillian Parrish notes: “Communicate your exercises in an inviting tone that generates excitement so students want to take part in them. This is key.” https://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/jedi-training-developing-habits-perception-disciplines/ Parrish observes A recent student’s final reflection captured the purpose of these seemingly small weekly … Continue reading

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For the Kid-at-Heart Who Banged Her Head

Dear W., I hope all is well with the concussion recuperation. As you know I have been concentrating on one sensory modality per week for the last little while. I meant to get the proprioception one out earlier — got … Continue reading

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3 Lecture-Letters on Wabi-Sabi

for Pauline and Désirée Letter One Hello So glad you signed up for the weekly Wabi Sabi info flow. This week — surprise — there are no pictures. I was looking at the well seasoned wok in which almost nothing … Continue reading

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Proprioception, Interoception, Exteroception

After Harryette Mullen Sleeping with the Dictionary From the Apple Dictionary (Version 2.3.0 (239.5)) proprioception | ˌprə(ʊ)prɪəˈsɛpʃn | noun [mass noun] Physiology perception or awareness of the position and movement of the body: exercises to improve balance and proprioception. The … Continue reading

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Captioning Affirmative

Any one who has watched a video resource with closed captioning (whether or not we are permanently deaf) owes a debt of gratitude to those who have gone before… https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/apr/21/alan-haythornthwaite-obituary Alan Haythornthwaite obituary From 1980 to 1998 he was manager … Continue reading

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Erotic Reconnections

Sniff and Sip — Sip and Sniff Taste is made for pairings — grounds you even more in the now more than smell : it’s on the tip of your tongue Taste is a sense that loves to be paired … Continue reading

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