Future debates over origins of intelligence, consciousness, etc., may mainly feature panpsychists vs. theists rather than materialists vs. theists.— Read on mindmatters.ai/2021/11/university-of-chicago-biochemist-all-living-cells-are-cognitive/
How does consciousness arise in mere flesh and blood? To the neuroscientist Anil Seth, our organic bodies are the key to the experience.— Read on http://www.quantamagazine.org/anil-seth-finds-consciousness-in-lifes-push-against-entropy-20210930/
Imagination isn’t just a spillover from our problem-solving prowess. It might be the core of what human brains evolved to do. Great essay from Aeon… Read More Imagination isn’t the icing on the cake of human cognition | Aeon Essays
Good article with lots of links for the curious, about hobbies. Don’t be afraid to make and do weird stuff.… Read More The science behind why hobbies can improve our mental health
A return to look at the art as experiential learning model befor moving on.… Read More Solway Walk – Moving On
The penultimate post for the Solway Walk series about the human ecology of the place.… Read More Solway Walk – Human Ecology
Some ideas about the use of art making and the art objects as modes of enquiry or knowledge production.
Attached document available for download below.… Read More Solway Walk – The Epistemic Object
Introducing Augusto Boal’s ideas about performance as a creative space for experiential learning.… Read More Solway Walk – How to Perform a Walk
A great, well researched article from ‘Artfully Learning’ about Fröbel the US educational pioneer. As early as the 19thC he did some very interesting work with learning outdoors and through the arts, including ‘Foebel Gifts’ designed for open play.… Read More From ‘Artfully Learning’ – Fröbel’s Gifts, Noguchi’s Playgrounds
Introducing what we mean by art as experiential learning.… Read More What is Art ?