Here, I have further refined the idea to make it a tad more competitive and primal.
The setting is on a hot sunny day, out in the grass fields. Read more →
I found it interesting that the last line of the chapter presents space as the one changing with – or adapting – to man, rather than the inverse:
“Mankind’s nest, like his world, is never finished. And imagination helps us to continue it.”
The popular conception of space as a larger static environment unresponsive to its occupants needs and interactions within Read more →
I went over to the Light up Singapore event at the Central fire station and Armenian Church.
What is it that is being communicated?
I’d have to say the solidarity of each building and its significance to Singapore’s heritage and history. At the same time, the identical colours that each building was lit up in showed harmony and togetherness, emphasising that these Read more →
The essay explores space as a humanly construed concept, beyond the conventional understanding of space as a mere physical atmosphere or environment. It takes an anthropocentric view in explaining how people organise space differently – and similarly – with respect to their own living bodies. I appreciated how the essay drew a web of connections between different bodies (biological, cultural, Read more →
The concept of a home space that is compared to the nest of birds was a very interesting concept that I found myself understanding in this reading. Amongst the many poetic concepts and stories that were mentioned in this chapter, what impacted me the most is the human’s way of perceiving what is ‘home’. A very common perception is of Read more →
Presentation Slides here:
The breakdown of Space in that it is a complex set of ideas, transcend that of a physical space in which we build our lives around. In fact, it provides a deep overview of how Space and our bodies interact, in that we are in it, that it in us. The spatial values, as propelled by the notion that space Read more →
While going through the chapter, a TED talk that I watched came to mind. It shared a different perspective of how language shapes the way we think and how it affects the person’s sense of direction, spacial organisation and time.
A different school of thought about the concept of body, space and time are that the language shapes our Read more →
After reading this particular chapter, I have a deeper understanding on the perceptions of space and how it has evolved from an unknown concept to something that contains multiple meanings and perceptions.
It was interesting to find out the initial perception of personal space through the human body, and his understandings of directions and subsequently the labelled meanings of different directions. Read more →
The article talks about a variety of concepts with relation to orientation, scale, spatiality and other units of measurement(distance etc). I found the section about how chosen words can imply certain/specific meanings of particular interest.
Bearing the overwhelming assault of cultures across the globe, via the Internet or New Media, I observe a noticeable change in the way people speak and correspondingly, Read more →