KATIE at HOME (Wednesday, April 22, 2020)
About ART and SCIENCE: How are they similar and how are they different?
“… in the same ways as people are the same (in some ways) and different (in most others) (e.g., genes tend to more shared, memes are very changeable)
- THE MIND-MAPS
- there is SENTIENCE (feeling or sensation) and SAPIENCE (wisdom, perception, thought–as in Homo sapiens)
- in practice–feeling versus thinking (heart versus mind) Sometimes our understanding is based on a “heart-to-heart conversation, other times a “meeting of the minds.”
- BUT these are NOT alternatives. They are always more-or-less part of each other.
- SO, l like MIND-MAPS because they by-pass usual LOGICAL connections and reveal connections informed by FEELINGS.
- requires spontaneity, impulsiveness, and indicates authenticity.
- IN A MIND-MAP, the connections reveal what the word at the center means to YOU: COMPARING MIND-MAPS reveals shared and individually unique meanings (2020 presentation at Virginia Tech)
So, a mind map created spontaneously involving strings of free-associations from a specific word is arguably your personal definition of that word. ASSIGNED: Make a mind-map for NATURE.
emergent ideas* associated with “sub-clinical” stress (energizing to paralyzing); cognitive dissonance (mismatch of internal model and real world–can create mild stress), the mobile as a metaphor for delicate balance(as in the brain)
*[An “emergent idea” is one that was not (or could not) be predicted on the basis of prior knowledge– it “emerges” from the often unpredictable interactions of constituent components]