Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Walking, Philosophy, Sculpture

Professor Helen Mirra kindly let me teach her class in the arts department at Harvard. The class was on walking--what the heck did I know about that?!

The more I reflected on it the more I realized I did know. So I presented something like an OOO view of walking, an argument as to why philosophy is physical, and then I taught them walking meditation as it's been taught to me in the Zen kinhin style.

I'll try to reconstruct what happened. It was a rewarding experience.


Christopher Schaberg said...

I love this idea! I'm thinking about designing a First Year Seminar on walking to teach at Loyola, so I'm really curious to learn more about this, and to hear what you talked about...

Jason Bradford said...

I'm curious if you could comment further on this. I'm physically disabled, so statements like these jump out at me. I'm trying to see disability in OOO.