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Evelyn Underhill, a renowned & recognized author on Christian mysticism, as well as a mystic herself, identified five steps in the mystical process. They are listed below: 1. Awakening - Subject starts to become aware of the presence of something supernatural. Their heart is filled with joy and they have never felt this kind of joy before,...
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watch here THIS MOVIE HAS SOUND!
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The universal power of touch Eva Scherer is frustrated that people in her adoptive country are afraid of touch. She says New Zealand is a "low touch" culture and she believes that many of the health and social problems experienced by children may stem from an aversion to touching. Ms Scherer moved to New Zealand from Poland five...
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The myth of normal: the media imposes an invisible set of rules and conventions through which...
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Homage To — Paying tribute to...
These are my latest entries:Homage To — Paying tribute to minds that changed my mind.Homage to...
 
I have been working on a video that explains the history of human evolution through repetitive...
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For some reason my research brought my thoughts back to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. In Highschool, we focused on how the creature yearns for Frankenstein's affection, for he is the creature's "father". Frankenstein denies his paternal duties because he cannot find those affectionate feelings in such a horrid beast. Creature gets no TLC,...
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I am making a book of colors that correlate with the emotions one feels when they are touched/not touched by a human being. You can view my 'very' rough draft right Here
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Our teacher made us go to the lawrence weiner exhibit at the MOCA in Los Angeles, and wants us to...
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The following are thumbnail versions of my bound book since the full size would not fit and would...
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The following are clips of my research for Branding the Species. You can see the first trains of thought here: DMA Brand Lab II Blog How am I going to do this? I have no idea. For those unfamiliar, I study both Design and Linguistics. I love languages, and the idea of languages, and the idea that languages are...
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Biocultural evolution is a means of describing the influence of both biological makeup and cultural...
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Human connections through senses: MEDITATION After thinking about what really makes us HUMAN in first place, I thought it is extremely important to fully realize ourselves and learn who we are. As a human being, we do have unique ability to use 5 senses;taste, touch, see, hear, and smell. All five senses play important roles in connecting...
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Hungarian psychologist Mihály Csíkszentmihályi has done research into something he calls flow. Flow is a state of mind in which a person is totally concentrated in an activity and is and is at an optimum level of performance. This phenomenon was initially proposed by Dr. Csíkszentmihályi to be applicable in extrinsic applications such as...
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Eroticism, as explained by French writer/philosopher Georges Bataille, is a very specific concept. Overall we can define eroticism as one of two (related) things: 1) a state where one is either sexually aroused or in anticipation of sexual arousal, and 2) the aestheticartistic spirit & depiction of sexual desire. Bataille, however, thought to...
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After studying a book called, "Buddha Mind in Contemporary Art" by Jacquelynn...
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These are some thumbnails of photographs I was thinking of using in my posters, but I'm not exactly...
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These are still incomplete, as I have so much more I can probably add to these, but this is just a...
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What is unique to humans: we can express our feelings (or affect) through our hands. Two or more people voluntarily hold hands for one of the following reasons and purposes: in various rituals: handshake in certain religious services, to pray in various occult rituals to express friendship or love to enjoy physical intimacy (not...
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Humans, at the core, are perceptive and emotional. Offering affection, or any other type of intimate behavior with one's hand showcases the transcendence between one's emotional intentions and use of hands. However, holding hands only suggests intimacy in its every form, and nothing but. Thus, to perceive the notion of an intimate feeling, one...
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Here are a few videos that document human touch in its different forms.
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Yoko Ono THE TOUCH For months my hand was sealed off in a tin box. Nothing was there but the subway railings. Perhaps it is bruised, I thought, and that is why they have locked it up. You could tell time by this, I thought, like a clock, by its five knuckles and the thin underground veins. It lay there like an unconscious...
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Our Parenting Choices by Pam Leo "Everyday, every parent makes major and minor, conscious and unconscious decisions about how to interact with their children. We may be pushed by the traditions of culture, or the approval or disapproval of family members, but in the end, all parents decide for themselves how to treat their...
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Here is an excerpt from a cultural athropology book defining high and low touch culture. Read here
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Japanese artist Hiromix, in her book 'Hiromix' by Steidl Press writes: "Youth reflects...
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Products will almost always come with instruction manuals on how to use the item properly, and...
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In considering the idea of branding the human species, one thing stuck out to me the most, which is this idea that we are all somehow interconnected into a society of control, be it at school, home or the workplace. In researching Deleuze and Foucault's essays, I realized just how complicated the matter of "individuality" really is and...
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How much of me am I? After reflecting upon how I consider myself as an individual, I discussed...
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HUMAN TOUCH = HAPPINESS Positive human interaction via touch leads to a happy human being
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My final outcome will be a MOVIE A series of short clips of myself (focusing on effects of...
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While I attempt to map out my own life into words and images (hopefully later), I realize just how hard it is to convey an idea through text rather than through expression and movement of the body. Somehow, it seems easier to be rather than to express. Expression, or at least expression that is planned for dispersion, often involves critical...
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Since I keep referring to his ideas, I guess it would be best to post what I have been referring to. Control and Becoming Gilles Deleuze in conversation with Antonio Negri Negri: The problem of politics seems to have always been present in your intellectual life. Your involvement in various movements (prisoners, homosexuals, Italian...
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Observe how our tools have evolved over time, and how this relates source: Chronology of Human Technology Age BP Oldest example of... Place Species 2.0 kyr continuous industrial worksite Bigo, Uganda Homo sapiens1 2.0 kyr grammar text Greece Homo sapiens2 2.0 kyr false tooth Essonne, France Homo sapiens126 2.3 kyr genealogy Georgia, SSR...
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Since I keep referring to his ideas, I guess it would be best to post what I have been referring to. Society of Control Gilles Deleuze ( I. Historical / II. Logic / III. Program ) I. Historical Foucault located the disciplinary societies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; they reach their height at the outset of the...
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Greetings Space Collective! My topic is about how tools have allowed us as humans to evolve....
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Below are a series of images I found to be very "human" and I guess I want to add images...
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A classmate of mine was kind enough to take notes for me while I presented my research findings to the class on 17 April. Below are the notes: Deities and personal relationship with humans >> went to mysticism, and eroticism mysticism - relationship with super natural led to - 'in the zone' so concentrated on the task, rest is...
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The following is a list of moments when I have felt ecstatic, along with the reasons why I felt that way: • When I ran very good 5Ks that I felt I was in the zone. I felt no pain and felt like I could just keep going and going. I felt like I was going with the crowd, being carried by it, and that I just needed to keep doing what I was doing...
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As previously discussed, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's concept of flow was initially very narrow in its application. Soon, however, other scholars started to apply this wonderful idea to other areas. One of the most important areas where it was applied was in sports. The idea that there is a mental state where a person can perform at optimum while...
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My book will, in hope, communicate the sensation of positive and negative touch through visual color references. The breakdown: By interviewing numerous individuals about the emotions felt when one is touched vs. not touched, I have come up with a list of 19 "high-touch" emotions and 19 "low-touch" emotions that correlate...
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for every cure, there comes a new sickness. we are over medicated. too quick to assess ourselves as...
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The colors associated with "low-touch emotions" are more subjective compared to the rather expected decisions for the HTS. I may go back & revise the HTS after all. It may also be wise to juxtapose the HTS & LTS on the same spread to emphasize a dichotomy. We'll see.
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Here is a list of completed objectives since last update: The low touch color spectrum is complete and has been applied to the book. The colors are more subjective than that of the high touch. I'm considering whether or not that's a good thing I've decided to apply excerpts from my interviews in my book. The excepts are placed at the...
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