Stepping into the ‘Real’ Work

September 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Turbulent life changes bring reflection. I had to leave home (a beautiful rented house and friend-renters) by December 27th. Plans crystallised over the in-between days.

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Beautiful rituals – a speculative proposal for behaviour change

April 9, 2015 § 3 Comments

Sit Down And Be Counted

People are suffering from deep loneliness. It may be part of the human condition, but here in the West it’s an epidemic of sorts.

When someone admits to being lonely, “obvious” solutions like joining a club, signing up to night classes or annoying people at bus stops are offered. *Sigh*

How can people just connect with each others’ presence more: (a simple pure presence) without advice, clinginess, deranged moods or agendas?

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Soma}News – Issue 6

January 31, 2015 § Leave a comment

Soma-related emotion news from Nov/Dec 2014. Connections to art, tech, memory, smell, touch, memory, pain and more…

People with disabilities empowered through mind-generated art: Jody Xiong.

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Soma}News – Issue 5

November 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

Soma-related emotion news from Sept/Oct 2014. Connections to art, tech, memory, smell, touch, memory, pain and more…

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“What sex and birth look like through an MRI machine” is a collection of Magnetic Resonance Imagery. Beautiful and captivating. (NSFW)

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Soma}News – July/August

September 10, 2014 § 1 Comment

Soma-related emotion news. Connections to tech, memory, smell, touch, fashion, stand-up comedy and more…

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Soma}News – March/April – Part 2

May 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

Continued round-up of soma-related research and connections to emotion, sound, morality, mind, soul, health and contagions. Plus this edition’s featured lexicon entry: “wu-wei”.

The Sound of Music

The higher the sound in pitch, the higher we perceive it to be in space.

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Art and Illness Symposium: What does illness feel like?

January 16, 2013 § 7 Comments

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For the vast majority of us, illness is where life and death meet. It’s a guarantee that even if we ourselves don’t get seriously sick soon one of our loved ones will. Knowing a little of what to expect and trying to imagine that will prepare us and help us be more compassionate if our mother, say, screams random obscenities at us. Or we ourselves might find strength knowing that this indescribable agony is shared with countless others. I know it did for me. I hope this post may be of some value to even one person who may feel confused or misunderstood right now. The speakers gave so much of their time to the symposium (more here) that I hope to do a little justice to them here. « Read the rest of this entry »

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