“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Friday, September 28, 2012

SLSA Liveblog 4: eldritch Priest

Ideas about OOO. Notions of abstraction and experience.
Conversations with Brian Massumi.
Philosophies based on music.
Philosophy in a New Key, 1942, Suzanne Langer on a new philosophy of living form.
Biological process theory of mind.
Guided by Cassirer: experience is the experience of forms.
Langer: art resides in perception of art's abstraction << forms.
lived abstractions
validates the aesthetic experience as a real effect.
Ah, he said he was going to use Ian Bogost but didn't. 

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