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Asylum Stars – A Dialogue


“So I’ve been told you’re quite mad, inmate.”

“Of course I’m mad. I’m the last witness of a dying star.”

“So you have traveled in time?”

“Don’t be silly. I watched it from my balcony.”

“Does it really matter, then?”

“Well, and you do?”

“If I… How dare you! I’m a rising star!”

“Yet I’m watching you restrained to this chair and you’re no brighter than a sun.”

I attended a very interesting dialogue masterclass by Claire McGowan – I’ve been trying to practice.


Mantis Shrimps and Mudsplashes – The Feel of Seeing

ENA year ago, I had the privilege to attend a lecture by J. Kevin O’Regan, ex-director of the Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception at the Université René Descartes, Paris 5. In his book, Why Red doesn’t sound like a bell, J. Kevin O’Regan writes about consciousness and feel in a new way. The first part is about the feel of seeing.

Why do we think we see “everything” in front of us whereas our eyes are not that good? Is it because the brain provides us with a fully corrected representation? No, J. Kevin O’Regan says.

(Please note most references to and quotes from J. Kevin O’Regan are from Why Red doesn’t sound like a bell, 2011, Oxford University Press. Please also note some additions are on my own initiative, like the silly pictures, the Mantis Shrimp, the airships or TeamLab’s concept. All mistakes are my own.)

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