What is Embodiment?

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    1. 1. What is Embodiment? ©2005 -johnmartin
    2. 2. Embodiment ©2005 -johnmartin
    3. 3. Embodiment naive definition: "possessing and acing through a physical manifestation in the world" (Dourish, p. 100) ©2005 -johnmartin
    4. 4. Embodiment naive definition: "possessing and acing through a physical manifestation in the world" (Dourish, p. 100) elaborate definition: "Embodied phenomena are those that by their very nature occur in real time and real space" (Dourish, p. 101) ©2005 -johnmartin
    5. 5. WordNet incarnate The noun "embodiment" has 3 senses in WordNet. 1. embodiment, incarnation, avatar -- (a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning") 2. shape, embodiment -- (a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life") 3. embodiment -- (giving concrete form to an abstract concept) incarnation ©2005 -johnmartin
    6. 6. WordNet personified incarnate The noun "embodiment" has 3 senses in WordNet. 1. embodiment, incarnation, avatar -- (a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning") 2. shape, embodiment -- (a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life") 3. embodiment -- (giving concrete form to an abstract concept) personification ©2005 -johnmartin
    7. 7. WordNet personified incarnate concrete The noun "embodiment" has 3 senses in WordNet. 1. embodiment, incarnation, avatar -- (a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning") 2. shape, embodiment -- (a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life") 3. embodiment -- (giving concrete form to an abstract concept) concrete form ©2005 -johnmartin
    8. 8. WordNet personified incarnate concrete The noun "embodiment" has 3 senses in WordNet. 1. embodiment, incarnation, avatar -- (a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning") 2. shape, embodiment -- (a concrete representation of an otherwise nebulous concept; "a circle was the embodiment of his concept of life") 3. embodiment -- (giving concrete form to an abstract concept) like “embodiment”? ©2005 -johnmartin
    9. 9. WordNet personified bodily incarnate concrete The noun "incarnation" has 4 senses in WordNet. 1. embodiment, incarnation, avatar -- (a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning") 2. Incarnation -- ((Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ) 3. incarnation -- (time passed in a particular bodily form; "he believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation") 4. personification, incarnation -- (the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.) bodily ©2005 -johnmartin
    10. 10. WordNet personified bodily incarnate concrete human-like The noun "incarnation" has 4 senses in WordNet. 1. embodiment, incarnation, avatar -- (a new personification of a familiar idea; "the embodiment of hope"; "the incarnation of evil"; "the very avatar of cunning") 2. Incarnation -- ((Christianity) the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ) 3. incarnation -- (time passed in a particular bodily form; "he believes that his life will be better in his next incarnation") 4. personification, incarnation -- (the act of attributing human characteristics to abstract ideas etc.) human characteristics ©2005 -johnmartin
    11. 11. WordNet personified bodily perceivable incarnate concrete human-like The adjective "concrete" has 2 senses in WordNet. 1. concrete (vs. abstract) -- (capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees") 2. concrete -- (formed by the coalescence of particles) capable of being perceived by the senses ©2005 -johnmartin
    12. 12. WordNet personified bodily perceivable incarnate concrete human-like substantial The verb "embody" has 3 senses in WordNet. 1. incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate -- (represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist") 2. embody, be, personify -- (represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet") 3. embody -- (represent or express something abstract in tangible form; "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period") substantial ©2005 -johnmartin
    13. 13. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified incarnate concrete human-like substantial The verb "embody" has 3 senses in WordNet. 1. incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate -- (represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist") 2. embody, be, personify -- (represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet") 3. embody -- (represent or express something abstract in tangible form; "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period") personify ©2005 -johnmartin
    14. 14. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified incarnate concrete human-like substantial tangible The verb "embody" has 3 senses in WordNet. 1. incarnate, body forth, embody, substantiate -- (represent in bodily form; "He embodies all that is evil wrong with the system"; "The painting substantiates the feelings of the artist") 2. embody, be, personify -- (represent, as of a character on stage; "Derek Jacobi was Hamlet") 3. embody -- (represent or express something abstract in tangible form; "This painting embodies the feelings of the Romantic period") tangible form ©2005 -johnmartin
    15. 15. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified corporal incarnate concrete human-like substantial tangible The adjective "embodied" has 2 senses in WordNet. 1. embodied -- (expressed by; "the idea embodied in the text") 2. bodied, corporal, corporate, embodied, incarnate -- (possessing or existing in bodily form; "what seemed corporal melted as breath into the wind"- Shakespeare; "an incarnate spirit"; "`corporate' is an archaic term") corporal ©2005 -johnmartin
    16. 16. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified corporal incarnate concrete human-like substantial tangible ©2005 -johnmartin
    17. 17. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified corporal incarnate concrete human-like substantial tangible personified corporal bodily perceived by the senses tangible concrete form incarnate human characteristics ©2005 -johnmartin
    18. 18. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified corporal incarnate concrete human-like substantial tangible Embodiment ©2005 -johnmartin
    19. 19. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified corporal incarnate concrete human-like substantial tangible Embodiment ©2005 -johnmartin
    20. 20. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified corporal incarnate concrete human-like substantial tangible Embodiment o d i b ©2005 -johnmartin
    21. 21. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified corporal incarnate concrete human-like substantial tangible Embodiment o d i b ©2005 -johnmartin
    22. 22. WordNet personified bodily perceivable personified corporal incarnate concrete human-like substantial tangible Embodiment "One sees the environment not just with the eyes, but with the eyes in the o d i head on the shoulders of a body that b gets about" (Gibson 1979: 222) ©2005 -johnmartin
    23. 23. My definition: What is Embodiment? Embodiment ©2005 -johnmartin
    24. 24. My definition: What is Embodiment? Embodiment the shift of a concept from the abstract to the concrete ©2005 -johnmartin
    25. 25. My definition: Embodiment for something to be embodied, it must be perceptible by the body, or related to something that the mind has understood through bodily experience. ©2005 -johnmartin
    26. 26. My definition: Embodiment for something to be embodied, it must be perceptible by the body, or related to something that the mind has understood through bodily experience. ©2005 -johnmartin
    27. 27. My definition: Embodiment bad representation for something to be embodied, it must be perceptible by the body, or related to something that the mind has understood through bodily experience. ©2005 -johnmartin
    28. 28. Wikipedia Philosophy of embodiment: In essence embodiment as an idea binds two worlds of substance and spirit, a duality long perceived through notables like Descartes. The core idea looks to find the biological substrate not as a vessel, but as the being itself. The mind and spirit are not a sublimation of the biology, but are a method of its workings. Thus body and mind are fused into a single being - the only distinction between matter and person being the way of observing the being. - from Wikipedia ©2005 -johnmartin
    29. 29. Wikipedia Philosophy of embodiment: In essence embodiment as an idea binds two worlds of substance and spirit, a duality long perceived through notables like Descartes. The core idea looks to find the biological substrate not as a vessel, but as the being itself. The mind and spirit are not a sublimation of the biology, but are a method of its workings. Thus body and mind are fused into a single being - the only distinction between matter and person being the way of observing the being. - from Wikipedia body and mind are fused into a single being ©2005 -johnmartin
    30. 30. What is a mind? A mind is an aggregate of interacting parts or components. - Gregory Bateson The debate about the nature of the mind is relevant to the development of artificial intelligence. If the mind is indeed a thing separate from or higher than the functioning of the brain, then presumably it will not be possible for any machine, no matter how sophisticated, to duplicate it. If on the other hand the mind is no more than the aggregated functions of the brain, then it will be possible, at mind least in theory, to create a machine with a mind. - from Wikipedia ©2005 -johnmartin
    31. 31. WordNet Mind mind The noun "mind" has 7 senses in WordNet. 1. mind, head, brain, psyche, nous -- (that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head") 2. mind -- (recall or remembrance; "it came to mind") 3. judgment, judgement, mind -- (an opinion formed by judging something; "he was reluctant to make his judgment known"; "she changed her mind") 4. thinker, creative thinker, mind -- (an important intellectual; "the great minds of the 17th century") 5. mind -- (attention; "don't pay him any mind") 6. mind, idea -- (your intention; what you intend to do; "he had in mind to see his old teacher"; "the idea of the game is to capture all the pieces") 7. mind, intellect -- (knowledge and intellectual ability; "he reads to improve his mind"; "he has a keen intellect") ©2005 -johnmartin
    32. 32. WordNet Mind intelligence mind The noun "intelligence" has 5 senses in WordNet. 1. intelligence -- (the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience.) 2. intelligence, intelligence service, intelligence agency -- (a unit responsible for gathering and interpreting information about an enemy) 3. intelligence, intelligence information -- (secret information about an enemy (or potential enemy); "we sent out planes to gather intelligence on their radar coverage") 4. news, intelligence, tidings, word -- (new information about specific and timely events; "they awaited news of the outcome") 5. intelligence, intelligence activity, intelligence operation -- (the operation of gathering information about an enemy) ©2005 -johnmartin
    33. 33. WordNet Mind intelligence experience The noun "experience" has 3 senses in WordNet. mind 1. experience -- (the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities; "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher") 2. experience -- (the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly") 3. experience -- (an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention") ©2005 -johnmartin
    34. 34. WordNet Mind intelligence experience The noun "experience" has 3 senses in WordNet. mind 1. experience -- (the accumulation of knowledge or skill that results from direct participation in events or activities; "a man of experience"; "experience is the best teacher") 2. experience -- (the content of direct observation or participation in an event; "he had a religious experience"; "he recalled the experience vividly") 3. experience -- (an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention") ©2005 -johnmartin
    35. 35. WordNet Mind intelligence experience knowledge The noun "knowledge" has 1 sense in WordNet. mind 1. cognition, knowledge, noesis -- (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning) perception learning reasoning ©2005 -johnmartin
    36. 36. WordNet Mind intelligence experience knowledge perception The noun "perception" has 5 senses in WordNet. mind 1.percept, perception, perceptual experience -- (the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept) 2. perception -- (a way of conceiving something; "Luther had a new perception of the Bible") 3. perception -- (the process of perceiving) 4. perception -- (knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception") 5. sensing, perception -- (becoming aware of something via the senses) ©2005 -johnmartin
    37. 37. WordNet Mind intelligence experience knowledge perception The noun "perception" has 5 senses in WordNet. mind 1.percept, perception, perceptual experience -- (the representation of what is perceived; basic component in the formation of a concept) 2. perception -- (a way of conceiving something; "Luther had a new perception of the Bible") 3. perception -- (the process of perceiving) 4. perception -- (knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception") 5. sensing, perception -- (becoming aware of something via the senses) ©2005 -johnmartin
    38. 38. WordNet Mind intelligence experience knowledge perception learning The noun "learning" has 2 senses in WordNet. mind 1. learning, acquisition -- (the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language") 2. eruditeness, erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship, encyclopedism, encyclopaedism -- (profound scholarly knowledge) ©2005 -johnmartin
    39. 39. WordNet Mind intelligence experience knowledge perception learning The noun "learning" has 2 senses in WordNet. mind 1. learning, acquisition -- (the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language") 2. eruditeness, erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship, encyclopedism, encyclopaedism -- (profound scholarly knowledge) cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge ©2005 -johnmartin
    40. 40. WordNet Mind intelligence experience knowledge perception learning The noun "reasoning" has 1 sense in WordNet. reasoning mind 1. reasoning, logical thinking, abstract thought -- (thinking that is coherent and logical) ©2005 -johnmartin
    41. 41. WordNet brain The noun "brain" has 5 senses in WordNet. brain 1. brain, encephalon -- (that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord) 2. brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit -- (mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense") 3. mind, head, brain, psyche, nous -- (that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head") 4. genius, mastermind, brain, Einstein -- (someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein") 5. brain -- (the brain of certain animals used as meat) ©2005 -johnmartin
    42. 42. My definition: Is Embodiment a human thing? ©2005 -johnmartin
    43. 43. My definition: Is Embodiment a human thing? not necessarily... ©2005 -johnmartin
    44. 44. My definition: Is Embodiment a human thing? not necessarily... yet. ©2005 -johnmartin
    45. 45. Knowledge does not take a direct route to the brain (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning) ! knowledge brain ©2005 -johnmartin
    46. 46. Knowledge does not take a direct route to the brain (the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning) ! knowledge brain ©2005 -johnmartin
    47. 47. Knowledge is: a) sensed through the body (sensing) b) stored as experience (learning/acquisition) c) derived from our sensed experiences (reasoning) ! = + knowledge brain body ©2005 -johnmartin
    48. 48. Knowledge is: a) sensed through the body (sensing) b) stored as experience (learning/acquisition) c) derived from our sensed experiences (reasoning) bad representation ! = + knowledge brain body ©2005 -johnmartin
    49. 49. “Thus body and mind are fused into a single being” - from Wikipedia + = mind body being ©2005 -johnmartin
    50. 50. “Thus body and mind are fused into a single being” - from Wikipedia bad representation + = mind body being ©2005 -johnmartin
    51. 51. bra i n mind “Thus body and mind are fused into a single being” + = brain body mind ©2005 -johnmartin
    52. 52. Not the Mind. ©2005 -johnmartin
    53. 53. The Mind. being ©2005 -johnmartin
    54. 54. Knowledge is: a) sensed through the body (sensing) b) stored as experience (learning/acquisition) c) derived from our sensed experiences (reasoning) perceptions ! knowledge ©2005 -johnmartin being
    55. 55. Social Constructivism adds a) sensed through the body b) stored as experience c) derived from our sensed experiences d) derived from others’ experiences through stories, schooling, etc. perceptions ! society knowledge ©2005 -johnmartin being
    56. 56. and s being o c ie t y bra i n mind “Thus body and mind are fused into a single being” v v + = mind society being ©2005 -johnmartin
    57. 57. Not the Mind. ©2005 -johnmartin
    58. 58. The Mind. (writ large) ©2005 -johnmartin
    59. 59. How knowledge gets to the being being archived the World knowledge tools ©2005 -johnmartin society
    60. 60. How knowledge gets to the being direct being archived the World knowledge tools ©2005 -johnmartin society
    61. 61. How knowledge gets to the being being social archived the World knowledge tools ©2005 -johnmartin society
    62. 62. How knowledge gets to the being socially mediated being archived the World knowledge tools ©2005 -johnmartin society
    63. 63. How knowledge gets to the being the World the World society being being archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being ©2005 -johnmartin
    64. 64. How knowledge gets to the being strongest the World the World society being being archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being ©2005 -johnmartin
    65. 65. How knowledge gets to the being strongest the World the World society being being strong archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being ©2005 -johnmartin
    66. 66. How knowledge gets to the being strongest weak the World the World society being being strong archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being ©2005 -johnmartin
    67. 67. How knowledge gets to the being strongest weak the World the World society being being strong weakest archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being ©2005 -johnmartin
    68. 68. How knowledge gets to the being strongest weak the World the World society being being strong weakest archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being ©2005 -johnmartin
    69. 69. How knowledge gets to the being direct indirect strongest weak the World the World society being being strong weakest archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being ©2005 -johnmartin
    70. 70. How knowledge gets to the being direct indirect strongest weak the World the World society being being strong weakest archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being ©2005 -johnmartin
    71. 71. Levels of possible embodiment? archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being the World society being the World being more less ©2005 -johnmartin
    72. 72. Levels of possible embodiment? archived the World society knowledge being the World tools being the World society being the World being more less Gee's (2004) perceptual proximity ©2005 -johnmartin
    73. 73. Not the Mind. archived knowledge tools ©2005 -johnmartin
    74. 74. The Mind. being tools archived the World knowledge ©2005 -johnmartin society
    75. 75. The Mind. The Being. being ©2005 -johnmartin
    76. 76. within the being ©2005 -johnmartin
    77. 77. Three levels of Information Processing in humans. ©2005 -johnmartin being
    78. 78. Three levels of Information Processing in humans. 1. Unconscious 2. Embodied 3. Languaged ©2005 -johnmartin being
    79. 79. Three levels of Information Subconscious Processing in humans. Embodied Conscious being ©2005 -johnmartin
    80. 80. Three levels of Information Subconscious Processing in humans. Embodied Languaged Conscious being ©2005 -johnmartin
    81. 81. Data in World ©2005 -johnmartin
    82. 82. Data in World subconscious conscious knowledge in being ©2005 -johnmartin
    83. 83. Data in World subconscious conscious knowledge in being directly embodied ©2005 -johnmartin
    84. 84. Data in World subconscious conscious knowledge in being directly embodied social knowledge ©2005 -johnmartin
    85. 85. Data in World subconscious conscious knowledge in being directly embodied metaphorically embodied social knowledge ©2005 -johnmartin
    86. 86. Data in World subconscious conscious knowledge in being directly embodied reasoned metaphorically embodied social knowledge ©2005 -johnmartin
    87. 87. Data in World subconscious conscious knowledge in being directly embodied reasoned metaphorically embodied taught knowledge social knowledge ©2005 -johnmartin
    88. 88. Data in World subconscious conscious knowledge in being directly embodied reasoned metaphorically embodied taught knowledge social knowledge Languaged ©2005 -johnmartin
    89. 89. Subconscious Embodied Languaged solid, heavy, crisp, red, sweet, juicy, worms, mealy, apple fight, orchard visit, pie, school, doctor away, Eve, Aphrodite, Newton, computers, etc. past apple past apple sensory past apple perceptions and experiences stories patterns 11 million bits something in 50 bits per per second between? second ©2005 -johnmartin
    90. 90. Subconscious Embodied Languaged 3-dimensions, colors, shapes, circle/sphere, sensed textures, cone, pyramid, experiences, reflections, etc. etc. patterns ©2005 -johnmartin
    91. 91. ©2005 -johnmartin
    92. 92. There's a lot more thinking that needs to go into this before it makes a lot of sense to most people. ©2005 -johnmartin
    93. 93. There's a lot more thinking that needs to go into this before it makes a lot of sense to most people. Languaged thinking fails me, so I've been trying to expand the ways I can communicate these ideas. ©2005 -johnmartin
    94. 94. to be continued... ©2005 -johnmartin

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