My new book with University of Minnesota Press, How We Became Sensorimotor: Movement, Measurement, Sensation will be published in October 2021, and is now available to pre-order. You can preorder 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).... 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 →