Understanding embodiment

Brenda Uga For this essay, I will explore my current understanding of embodied interaction and relate this understanding to concepts from the literature and to my previous experiences. Before this course started, I had the understanding that embodied interaction, or more specifically, embodiment, is something related to physicality and having a physical body. To me,…

Natural Movements in Weight Training

By Darren Lehane People today are living increasingly more sedentary lives [1], and with this, the risk of muscular deterioration is greatly increased. The primary way to combat this deterioration is through the use of weight training exercises to develop the size and strength of skeletal muscles. The majority of all regular weight training exercise…

Designing for Fear

By Jezyna Domanska My group has been designing for Parkour, a city-based athletic practice. What I’ve learned about fear from our bodystorming session, is that it’s difficult to convince people to face their fears. A desire to face a fear, or in fact a desire to avoid facing it, seems to be very intrinsic –…

Embodied Interaction and Cognitivism

Essay by Moa Sävenryd Talking about phenomenology and the relationship between the mind and the body, or rather, the discussion that there is no separation between the two, relates (indirect and direct) to theories and concepts I have come across in my earlier studies in cognitive science. This both makes up for confusion and perspective,…

Chuck into the deep end

Essay by by Pavel Okopnyi Body and mind, intentionality, instruments and tools, consciousness, perception, phenomenal field, phenomenal body, and many others. Reading Merleau-Ponty’s “Phenomenology of Perception” [1] (as well as any philosophical work, to be honest) resembles a ‘sink-or-swim’ exercise in a sense that the unprepared reader chokes with words, terms and concepts, as well…