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Discovering the Non-Self: The Construction of Language, Trance, and Space + Interview, Statement, Artwork

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Portraiture, 2008, judsoN, Java. © Judson Wright, 2008.

Portraiture, 2008, judsoN, Java. © Judson Wright, 2008.

LEA Volume 19 Issue 2
Volume Editors: Lanfranco Aceti and Richard Rinehart
Editors: Ozden Sahin, Jonathan Munro and Catherine M. Weir

ISBN: 978-1-906897-23-9
ISSN: 1071-4391

Discovering the Non-Self: The Construction of Language, Trance, and Space
+ Interview, Statement, Artwork

by Judson Wright

We might conceive of a Language Acquisition Device as a useful abstraction, whether taking it as fact or not. It is understood for grammars such as those of languages, and can be applied easily to music theory and mythology. Less obvious is that our identification of space, as an active process, can be described syntactically. A constructivist approach offers a useful description of how and why we might make distinctions between self and environs. After all, the universe is a fairly homogenous collection of elements. To what end do we impulsively project conceptual boundaries like here and not there?

Full article is available for download as a pdf here.

Volume 19 Issue 2 of Leonardo Electronic Almanac (LEA) is published online as a free PDF but will also be rolled out as Amazon Print on Demand and will be available on iTunes, iPad, Kindle and other e-publishing outlets.

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