“…(T)he primacy of the inherent bodily orientation in the mapping…. (T)he primacy of bodily experience in the structuring of human conceptual processes.” Malafouris p.64
“Every time I get together with a fatkins girl and we’re you know, partying – for both of us it becomes something really intimate. A denial of pain. A fuck-you to the universe that made us so gross and untouchable.” Lester p.207
Pleasure and Collaboration are the seeds of radical disruption.
According to Nunez and Malafouris, the body is integral to how we know things. The example of time is referenced, w/ our tendency to always place time events upon a spatial plane (gone, before, after, not too distant…). If our body provides this “way-of-knowing” then I wonder what affect physical sensation have upon our cognition.
[Could we feel the pleasure of time?]
What about when we use our bodies as sites from which to (re)claim power? (through pleasure?)
WHAT IS SO RADICAL ABOUT FEELING PLEASURE ANYWAY?
Self-Observation (applying the bodily experience of human conceptual processing):
Why did I feel I had to prove “something” in order to utilize the 3D printer, and what does my body have to do with it?
I sit almost entirely still while designing. My embodied relationship to what I “make” is flat and mediated. Is all the knowing in the stroke of my hand, or even more in the fingers?
Instead of viewing the computer as a component, could we recognize it as a collaborator?