Evocative Objects

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ISBN: 0262291649
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Number of pages: 400
Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: MIT Press

Download and read online Evocative Objects in PDF and EPUB For Sherry Turkle, "We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with." In Evocative Objects, Turkle collects writings by scientists, humanists, artists, and designers that trace the power of everyday things. These essays reveal objects as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory, sustain relationships, and provoke new ideas.These days, scholars show new interest in the importance of the concrete. This volume's special contribution is its focus on everyday riches: the simplest of objects -- an apple, a datebook, a laptop computer--are shown to bring philosophy down to earth. The poet contends, "No ideas but in things." The notion of evocative objects goes further: objects carry both ideas and passions. In our relations to things, thought and feeling are inseparable.Whether it's a student's beloved 1964 Ford Falcon (left behind for a station wagon and motherhood), or a cello that inspires a meditation on fatherhood, the intimate objects in this collection are used to reflect on larger themes -- the role of objects in design and play, discipline and desire, history and exchange, mourning and memory, transition and passage, meditation and new vision.In the interest of enriching these connections, Turkle pairs each autobiographical essay with a text from philosophy, history, literature, or theory, creating juxtapositions at once playful and profound. So we have Howard Gardner's keyboards and Lev Vygotsky's hobbyhorses; William Mitchell's Melbourne train and Roland Barthes' pleasures of text; Joseph Cevetello's glucometer and Donna Haraway's cyborgs. Each essay is framed by images that are themselves evocative. Essays by Turkle begin and end the collection, inviting us to look more closely at the everyday objects of our lives, the familiar objects that drive our routines, hold our affections, and open out our world in unexpected ways.


Rosebud Sleds and Horses Heads

Filename: rosebud-sleds-and-horses-heads.pdf
ISBN: 9781783200405
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 111
Author: Scott Jordan Harris
Publisher: Intellect Books

Download and read online Rosebud Sleds and Horses Heads in PDF and EPUB Discusses fifty of film history's most iconic objects, including Michael Myers' mask, Kermit the frog's bicycle, and Luke Skywalker's lightsaber.


Evocative Objects

Filename: evocative-objects.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:463617854
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 28
Author: Bannister Gallery (Rhode Island College)
Publisher:

Download and read online Evocative Objects in PDF and EPUB "The works in this exhibition use the familiarity and traditional roles of jewelry and domestic objects to access ideas, emotions, and perceptual experiences encouraged by their association to the individual or the home."--Curator's statement. The artists explain why each peice has special significance for them. Quotes by the artists and photographs are used.


The Evocative Object World

Filename: the-evocative-object-world.pdf
ISBN: 9781134026562
Release Date: 2008-10-27
Number of pages: 136
Author: Christopher Bollas
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Evocative Object World in PDF and EPUB In The Evocative Object World Christopher Bollas builds on Freud's account of dream formation, combining it with perceptive clinical, theoretical and cultural insights to show how the psychoanalytical method can provide a rich understanding of what has traditionally been regarded as 'the outside world'. Moving from the fundamentals of the free associative technique, through an examination of how architecture and the built environment interact with individual and societal dream life, Bollas extends the work of psychoanalysis beyond relations with literature and culture to the actual objects which surround us. As with the evocative external structures of our environment, Bollas describes how the family, with its inherited genetic structures, likewise constitutes a pre-existent unconscious formation into which we are placed, and demonstrates that there is more to this multifaceted unit than the traditional psychoanalytical notion of the Oedipal triangle. In the process, Bollas also provides a fascinating and comprehensive review of how his own theories have evolved over the past three decades: a period during which, in his view, Western society has increasingly neglected – or even become actively hostile towards – unconscious life. Throughout this engaging and accessible text, Bollas rejects the simplistic notion that mental life is unconsciously determined. Instead he provides a compelling study of how unconscious life is shaped by a diverse array of both internal and external factors, and how the work of the Freudian pair provides the best means to gain insight into our dreams, our surroundings, our families – and our mental life as a whole.


Countless Connecting Threads

Filename: countless-connecting-threads.pdf
ISBN: 026202666X
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 231
Author: Deborah G. Douglas
Publisher: Mit Press

Download and read online Countless Connecting Threads in PDF and EPUB "[T]hese countless connecting threads, woven into one indissoluble texture, formthat ever-enlarging web which is the blended product of the world's scientific and industrialactivity." -- William Barton Rogers, 1860, Objects and Plan of an Institute ofTechnology Inspired by an exhibition of 150 objects created by the MITMuseum to mark MIT's sesquicentennial, this lavishly illustrated volume is a unique collection ofvisual and written meditations about the making and meaning of the Massachusetts Institute ofTechnology. The story of MIT is more than a simple tale of a founder's vision. It is greater thanthe sum of all the stories that have been or are yet to be told by the hundreds of thousands whohave a direct personal connection with the Institute. Yet, with the assistance of the collectiveintelligence of the MIT community, the Museum was able to capture some of those "countlessconnecting threads" -- from a towering module for the first real-time digital computer to thefamous Baker House Piano Drop. Part history, part catalog, part souvenir, CountlessConnecting Threads invites readers to (re)discover, through some of the Institute's mostevocative objects, the essence of the vast and varied tapestry that is MIT.


Evocative Objects Conspicuous Placement

Filename: evocative-objects-conspicuous-placement.pdf
ISBN: OCLC:878424911
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 108
Author: Katherine B. Harnish
Publisher:

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The Evocative Object World

Filename: the-evocative-object-world.pdf
ISBN: 9781134026562
Release Date: 2008-10-27
Number of pages: 136
Author: Christopher Bollas
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online The Evocative Object World in PDF and EPUB In The Evocative Object World Christopher Bollas builds on Freud's account of dream formation, combining it with perceptive clinical, theoretical and cultural insights to show how the psychoanalytical method can provide a rich understanding of what has traditionally been regarded as 'the outside world'. Moving from the fundamentals of the free associative technique, through an examination of how architecture and the built environment interact with individual and societal dream life, Bollas extends the work of psychoanalysis beyond relations with literature and culture to the actual objects which surround us. As with the evocative external structures of our environment, Bollas describes how the family, with its inherited genetic structures, likewise constitutes a pre-existent unconscious formation into which we are placed, and demonstrates that there is more to this multifaceted unit than the traditional psychoanalytical notion of the Oedipal triangle. In the process, Bollas also provides a fascinating and comprehensive review of how his own theories have evolved over the past three decades: a period during which, in his view, Western society has increasingly neglected – or even become actively hostile towards – unconscious life. Throughout this engaging and accessible text, Bollas rejects the simplistic notion that mental life is unconsciously determined. Instead he provides a compelling study of how unconscious life is shaped by a diverse array of both internal and external factors, and how the work of the Freudian pair provides the best means to gain insight into our dreams, our surroundings, our families – and our mental life as a whole.


On the Fascination of Objects

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ISBN: 9781785700095
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Number of pages: 192
Author: Sally Waite
Publisher: Oxbow Books

Download and read online On the Fascination of Objects in PDF and EPUB The Shefton Collection in Newcastle upon Tyne contains a fine array of Greek and Etruscan objects and takes its name from its founder Professor Brian Shefton (1919 – 2012). In spite of the importance of this collection it has not been widely published and remains something of a hidden gem. Brian Shefton was an insightful collector, as well as a distinguished scholar of Greek and Etruscan archaeology, and the 14 papers presented here reflect the broad scope of the collection; ranging across pottery, jewelery, terracottas and metalwork. The contributions, written by leading experts in the field, focus on specific objects or groups of objects in the Collection, providing new interpretations and bringing previously unpublished items to light. The history of the Shefton Collection is explored. Together these contributions provide a tribute to a remarkable individual who made a substantial and notable contribution to his discipline.


Being a Character

Filename: being-a-character.pdf
ISBN: 9781134967964
Release Date: 2013-04-15
Number of pages: 304
Author: Christopher Bollas
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Being a Character in PDF and EPUB Each person invests many of the objects in his life with his or her own unconscious meaning, each person subsequently voyages through an environment that constantly evokes the self's psychic history. Taking Freud's model of dreamwork as a model for all unconscious thinking, Christopher Bollas argues that we dreamwork ourselves into becoming who we are, and illustrates how the analyst and the patient use such unconscious processes to develop new psychic structures that the patient can use to alter his or her self experience. Building on this foundation, he goes on to describe some very special forms of self experience, including the tragic madness of women cutting themselves, the experience of a cruising homosexual in bars and bathes and the demented ferocity of the facist state of mind. An original interpreter of classical theory and clinical issues, in Being a Character Christopher Bollas takes the reader into the very texture of the psychoanalytic process.


The Smithsonian s History of America in 101 Objects

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ISBN: 9781101638774
Release Date: 2013-10-29
Number of pages: 784
Author: Richard Kurin
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Smithsonian s History of America in 101 Objects in PDF and EPUB The Smithsonian Institution is America's largest, most important, and most beloved repository for the objects that define our common heritage. Now Under Secretary for Art, History, and Culture Richard Kurin, aided by a team of top Smithsonian curators and scholars, has assembled a literary exhibition of 101 objects from across the Smithsonian's museums that together offer a marvelous new perspective on the history of the United States. Ranging from the earliest years of the pre-Columbian continent to the digital age, and from the American Revolution to Vietnam, each entry pairs the fascinating history surrounding each object with the story of its creation or discovery and the place it has come to occupy in our national memory. Kurin sheds remarkable new light on objects we think we know well, from Lincoln's hat to Dorothy's ruby slippers and Julia Child's kitchen, including the often astonishing tales of how each made its way into the collections of the Smithsonian. Other objects will be eye-opening new discoveries for many, but no less evocative of the most poignant and important moments of the American experience. Some objects, such as Harriet Tubman's hymnal, Sitting Bull's ledger, Cesar Chavez's union jacket, and the Enola Gay bomber, tell difficult stories from the nation's history, and inspire controversies when exhibited at the Smithsonian. Others, from George Washington's sword to the space shuttle Discovery, celebrate the richness and vitality of the American spirit. In Kurin's hands, each object comes to vivid life, providing a tactile connection to American history. Beautifully designed and illustrated with color photographs throughout, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects is a rich and fascinating journey through America's collective memory, and a beautiful object in its own right.


Love Objects

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ISBN: 9781472517197
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Number of pages: 184
Author: Anna Moran
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Love Objects in PDF and EPUB Love Objects is the first anthology on the concept of 'love' to interrogate across a range of contexts its design and other material manifestations.


Enchanted Objects

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ISBN: 9781476725659
Release Date: 2014-07-15
Number of pages: 320
Author: David Rose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Enchanted Objects in PDF and EPUB In the tradition of Who Owns the Future, an MIT Media Lab scientist imagines how everyday objects can intuit our needs, improve our lives, and form “an ethereal interconnection of gadgets and human desires that...will pervade our lives in the very near future” (The Wall Street Journal). We are now standing at the precipice of the next transformative development, a world in which technology becomes more human. Soon, connected technology will be embedded in hundreds of everyday objects we already use: our cars, wallets, watches, umbrellas, even our trash cans. These objects will respond to our needs, come to know us, and even learn to think ahead on our behalf. David Rose calls these devices—which are just beginning to creep into the marketplace—Enchanted Objects. In Rose’s vision of the future, technology atomizes, combining itself with the objects that make up the very fabric of daily living. Such innovations will be woven into the background of our environment, enhancing human relationships, channeling desires for omniscience, long life, and creative expression. The enchanted objects of fairy tales and science fiction will enter real life. Groundbreaking, timely, and provocative, Enchanted Objects is a “delightful” (The New York Times) blueprint for a better future, where efficient solutions come hand in hand with technology that delights our senses. It is essential reading for designers, technologists, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and anyone who wishes to take a glimpse into the future.


Sandplay Therapy

Filename: sandplay-therapy.pdf
ISBN: 9780393703191
Release Date: 2000-01
Number of pages: 278
Author: Barbara Labovitz Boik
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Sandplay Therapy in PDF and EPUB Sandplay utilizes a small tray of wet or dry sand, in which clients create scenes using miniature objects--a nonverbal communication of their internal and external worlds. For therapists interested in exploring the ways that sandplay facilitates growth and healing and in expanding their reservoir of therapeutic tools by incorporating sandplay into their practices, this practical handbook will be an invaluable resource. After presenting the history and benefits of sandplay, the authors describe how to create a sandplay therapy room, including choosing sand containers, finding evocative objects, and displaying objects appropriately. They provide detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to conduct spontaneous and directed sandplay therapy sessions with individuals, couples, children, and families. Various ways of recording the creation of a sand world are described, so that both the process and the product will be saved even after the sand tray is dismantled.Not only does the book establish the foundation for incorporating sandplay into the reader's current psychotherapeutic practice, but it will also stimulate the creative process of the professional. Like the client who sees internal and interpersonal dynamics and dilemmas pictured in the sand, the therapist will find that this powerful experiential tool reveals insights, information, and avenues to explore. The authors illustrate the process with numerous sandplay experiences with clients. They also discuss clients for whom sandplay is contraindicated and some problems that might arise. To encourage the growth of the therapist, they include instructions on personal sandplay work. Comprehensive in nature, this book provides the foundation for both novice and experienced professionals to perform sandplay therapy effectively with adults, children, and couples.


Framed Spaces

Filename: framed-spaces.pdf
ISBN: 9781611682519
Release Date: 2012
Number of pages: 254
Author: Monica E. McTighe
Publisher: UPNE

Download and read online Framed Spaces in PDF and EPUB While earlier theorists held up "experience" as the defining character of installation art, few people have had the opportunity to walk through celebrated installation pieces from the past. Instead, installation art of the past is known through archival photographs that limit, define, and frame the experience of the viewer. Monica E. McTighe argues that the rise of photographic-based theories of perception and experience, coupled with the inherent closeness of installation art to the field of photography, had a profound impact on the very nature of installation art, leading to a flood of photography- and film-based installations. With its close readings of specific works, Framed Spaces will appeal to art historians and theorists across a broad spectrum of the visual arts.


Taking Things Seriously

Filename: taking-things-seriously.pdf
ISBN: 1568986904
Release Date: 2007-08-23
Number of pages: 176
Author: Joshua Glenn
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

Download and read online Taking Things Seriously in PDF and EPUB Photographs and text explore the meaning, relevance, and significance of inanimate, ordinary objects that hold special value to the one who appreciates their unique and irreplaceable qualities.