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Grappling with a Sense of Place: Stages of Acclimatization & Decoding Travelers’ Wanderlust

What contributes to a sense of place? With sensory inputs, personal attachments, and associated knowledge, ‘space’ is converted into ‘place’. A process:

    1. Spacial perspective and objective familiarity.
      • The phenomenon of a well-known place seeming smaller.
      • Sub-conscious cues of the navigation and spacial recognition centers of the brain.
    2. Emotional mindset’s influence on perspective.
      • Senses colored by emotion.
    3. Prior knowledge influencing engagement.
      • Prior to experience, information learned from other sources about the place or from one’s own engagement in the past with other places (by basis of pre-comparison, the grounding of one’s experience in the world as a series of experiences in space).
    4. Associations, a priori (2 and 3), and a posteriori (direct, current learned experience) shaping the idea and thus the engagements with a certain site, in senses both abstract and tangibly historical, and its object inhabitants. That is, both the learned and affectively influenced associations coming into engagement and resulting from engagement.
    5. Evaluations, formed a posteriori but perhaps influencing future a priori senses of place. The evaluations also feed current or future emotional colorations of 2, and thus there can be a feedback loops between emotion and the senses, with sensory input from the place then influencing the emotion, and so forth. Associations, ideal as related to prior knowledge or current evaluation of function, and concrete as relating to aforementioned sensory inputs from the place, then feed into 4, which in turns informs the evaluations of 5.

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    Towards a Naturalized Ontology: How to Arrive at a Naturalized Ontology

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    The graphics above and below show the evolution of the human comprehension of the world (ontology), with corresponding forces and consequences of each ontology, all very much generalized to match the procession of (Western) thought. In the prior two posts of this series, Friedrich Nietzsche and Carl Jung helped us chart the movement from spiritual to mechanized…

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    Towards a Naturalized Ontology: Nietzsche’s Death of God and Critique of the Mechanistic Perspective that Follows

    In this series, starting with Friedrich Nietzsche’s proclamation of God’s death, I’ll examine the shift towards what could be described as a naturalized understanding of the world — an interpretation lacking in both the religious projections of the spiritual era and the lingering anthropocentric projections of the following scientific, or mechanistic, ontology. Drawing from the works of…

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    Art and Self-Definition

    Art is the subjective modification of the empirical world in a media format, typically inspired, as most personal creations are, by a person’s subjective experience in the world. Humans are constantly creating their own proprietary — though interconnected — worlds through a process of information gathering through their senses —> processing such information through thought —> creating a mental…

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    Intolerable Beauty: Portraits of American Mass Consumption
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    ljonsyllver:

    scaling sharp heights

    (Source: iobagio, via what-a-climber-deactivated20140)

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    aworldofexperiences:

be—blissful:

mildrose:

rosified:

childinaloft:

skeletalvisionz:

subjecting:

becutebecoolbeyoung:


Life goal: live out of my car and travel the continental United States. You can’t truly appreciate your roots until you’ve explored every nook and cranny. I haven’t given up on you, America!

When I think of living out of a car I don’t think of it like this but this looks pretty cozy.

Where do you shower

in rivers of wonder and happiness

who said anything about showering?

what about baths.baths are funright

no baths mel

jump in a lake or river with a bar of soap and you’re all set 

I want to do this so badly.

Yes.

    aworldofexperiences:

    be—blissful:

    mildrose:

    rosified:

    childinaloft:

    skeletalvisionz:

    subjecting:

    becutebecoolbeyoung:

    Life goal: live out of my car and travel the continental United States. You can’t truly appreciate your roots until you’ve explored every nook and cranny. I haven’t given up on you, America!

    When I think of living out of a car I don’t think of it like this but this looks pretty cozy.

    Where do you shower

    in rivers of wonder and happiness

    who said anything about showering?

    what about baths.
    baths are fun
    right

    no baths mel

    jump in a lake or river with a bar of soap and you’re all set 

    I want to do this so badly.

    Yes.

    (Source: theblessedbreeze)