M A K E M A R K S / / C O L L A P S E T H E C O N V E N T I O N
(the body is not passive) (it’s not all in your head)
(there is no ghost in the machine)
What is the status of the body in relation to human cognition?
1. the relative social, professional, or other standing of someone or something:
“an improvement in the status of women”
“the status of women”
“those who enjoy wealth and status”
“the duchy had been elevated to the status of a principality”
synonyms: standing, rank, ranking, position, social position, level, place, estimation, prestige, kudos, cachet, stature, regard, fame, note, renown, honor, esteem, image, importance, prominence, consequence, distinction, influence, authority, eminence
the official classification given to a person, country, or organization, determining their rights or responsibilities.
WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE POSITION OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE ESTIMATION OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE STATURE OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE IMAGE OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE PROMINENCE OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE DISTINCTION OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE INFLUENCE OF THE BODY
WHAT IS THE AUTHORITY OF THE BODY
How do these words take on different meaning w/a relationship to the body? What are our bodies’ (individual + collective) authorities in the CST lab room? In creating? In claiming? What are our physical positions and statures? How does the image of our body (how we are physically seen) and the image we project inwards + outwards (how we affectively feel) relate to the images we are creating next week? etc.
“We are merely dealing with figures of speech—ordinary features of our linguistic ability and of conventional language use. But from the perspective of embodied cognition things appear rather different. […] A metaphor is not simply a figure of speech; it is a cognitive cross-domain mapping.”
: : : CONCEPTUAL MAPPING : : :
MAPPING OF BODIES AND WORDS ACROSS
GEOGRAPHICAL POINTS OF CONFLICT
BETWEEN SELF AND OBJECT
Because research procedure cannot “artificially divorce thought from embodied action-taking and […] its surrounding environment”, what intimate linkings between themes of language, ritual and gesture can be made?
When encountering the image-schematic structure (“which compromises recurring patterns in our sensorimotor experiences and perceptual interactions”) we confront center-periphery, balance and equilibrium, the e x p e r i e n c e o f b o u n d e d i n t e r i o r s .
What are these bounded interiors?
In a making space, what are we bound to? (physically, gesturally, a f f e c t i v e l y )
Simultaneously, how do we define the boundary as it defines us?
How can it be expanded to fit us?
How does the boundary uphold us?
MATERIAL METAPHOR VS. LINGUISTIC METAPHOR