My new book with University of Minnesota Press, How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation was published in October 2021. You can buy it from the publisher themselves, or the usual book retail outlets including Amazon US and UK, and the Book Depository (which has free worldwide delivery). The book is the culmination of years... Continue Reading →
An article just published in Body and Society, titled 'Architecture of Sensation: Affect, Motility and the Oculomotor'. It appears in an issue with an essay by Juhanni Pallasmaa, the Finnish architect, who I quote and feature in my article, quite some synchrony there. There is also an essay by the managing editor of the journal, Tomoko Tamari,... Continue Reading →
An upcoming talk in the Architecture division of the Tyler School of Art, Temple University. February 23rd. The title of the talk: 'The Architecture of the Oculomotor: Body Motility, Ocular Processes, and the Perception of the Built Environment', based on my recently-published paper for Body and Society.
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Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research (CIQR -- "seeker": http://www.duq.edu/ciqr/) Date: December 5 (Thurs.), 4:30-6:00, Berger Gallery (207 College Hall), Duquesne University Update: A video of the talk is available on the Duquesne website and can be streamed here Abstract: A series of neurological findings in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries began to chart sensations... Continue Reading →
A book chapter "On 'inner touch' and the moving body: aisthesis, kinaesthesis and aesthetics" has just been published in the edited collection Touching and Being Touched: Kinesthesia and Empathy in Dance and Movement (Berlin: DeGruyter, 2013). The chapter is one of the first pieces of work within my current 'sensory-motor' project and the book includes work by scholars... Continue Reading →