MSTU 6532

Digitizing Craft

5.12.23: an affordance occurred to me. I wish I could flip the switch on an Experience Sampling Method gadget,

or a Contextual Activity Sampling System,

that somehow my “constituents of embodied cognition” could be acquired as motor-based mental representations.

while getting my hands on the data
that feels like a lump of cold clay.

is great! But the way Mingei is used for glassblowing isn’t the way I would want to use it.

Heuristics for Wicked Problems

As a teenager, I grabbed gigs as a jazz saxophonist.

When Vigilette starts “trading 4s” sometime after 7 minutes, how did the trio work it out, jesters ostensively gesturing? They weren’t speaking, although a lot of face-to-face was going on. That’s the kind of improvised, embodied craftwork I’m traveling towards, while docking at CMLTD.

Das Du ist älter als das Ich
“you” is older than “I”

Thus Spake Zarathustra

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Groth, C., Jousmäki, V., Saarinen, V.-M., & Hari, R. (2022). Craft sciences meet neuroscience. Craft Research, 13(Craft Sciences), 261–283.

Undoubtedly we have no questions to ask which are unanswerable. We must trust the perfection of the creation so far, as to believe that whatever curiosity the order of things has awakened in our minds, the order of things can satisfy. Every man’s condition is a solution in hieroglyphic to those inquiries he would put.