Language embodies imagination

Language embodies imagination; its diastole and systole, its expansion and constriction. Our proclivity for constricting imagination by turning everything into literal noun-things lives in grammar. To see how this plays out, let’s track how the phrase ‘the unconscious’ can open to imagination or turn what began as an experience into a thing. Some emerging psychological […]

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architecture’s geometric imagination: mathematics and embodiment

The world imagined as a three-dimensional Cartesian grid maps an alien and alienating landscape under one condition: that we take it and the accompanying removal of the knowing subject literally. Literalizing, we cover over our person-al investment in it. We forget that this landscape lives as an engaging image. We forget that accepting its invitation

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nothing as something

(or “thoughts about nothing”) For Paul, Jennifer, David and Johnny            How can we say anything about nothing… unless nothing is actually something? (We can certainly use a lot of words and say nothing so maybe using a lot of words is the best way to understand nothing.) Let’s try this: What is the opposite of

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