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Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense
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Caroline A. Jones (Associate Professor of the History of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) David Mather
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Experience: Culture, Cognition, and the Common Sense

Caroline A. Jones (Associate Professor of the History of Art, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) David Mather Rebecca Uchill


9780262035149

MIT Press


Theory of art;
Philosophy: aesthetics;
Cognition & cognitive psychology


Hardback

352 pages

$97.99
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A book that produces sensory experiences while bringing the concept of experience itself into relief as a subject of criticism and an object of contemplation.

Experience offers a reading experience like no other. A heat-sensitive cover by Olafur Eliasson reveals words, colors, and a drawing when touched by human hands. Endpapers designed by Carsten Hoeller are printed in ink containing carefully calibrated quantities of the synthesized human pheromones estratetraenol and androstadienone, evoking the suggestibility of human desire. The margins and edges of the book are designed by Tauba Auerbach in complementary colors that create a dynamically shifting effect when the book is shifted or closed. When the book is opened, bookmarks cascade from the center, emerging from spider web prints by Tomas Saraceno. Experience produces experience while bringing the concept itself into relief as an object of contemplation. The sensory experience of the book as a physical object resonates with the intellectual experience of the book as a container of ideas.

Experience convenes a conversation with artists, musicians, philosophers, anthropologists, historians, and neuroscientists, each of whom explores aspects of sensorial and cultural realms of experience. The texts include new essays written for this volume and classic texts by such figures as William James and Michel Foucault. The first publication from MIT's Center for Art, Science, & Technology, Experience approaches its subject through multiple modes.

Publication design by Kimberly Varella with Becca Lofchie, Content Object Design Studio. Cover concept by Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Kimberly Varella (Content Object).

Contributors Tauba Auerbach, Bevil Conway, John Dewey, Olafur Eliasson, Michel Foucault, Adam Frank, Vittorio Gallese, Renee Green, Stefan Helmreich, Carsten Hoeller, Edmund Husserl, William James, Caroline A. Jones, Douglas Kahn, Brian Kane, Leah Kelly, Bruno Latour, Alvin Lucier, David Mather, Mara Mills, Alva Noe, Jacques Ranciere, Michael Rossi, Tomas Saraceno, Natasha Schull, Joan W.

Scott, Tino Sehgal, Alma Steingart, Josh Tenenbaum, Rebecca Uchill

Edited by:   Caroline A. Jones (Associate Professor of the History of Art Massachusetts Institute of Technology), David Mather, Rebecca Uchill
Imprint:   MIT Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 251mm,  Width: 181mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   1.315kg
ISBN:   9780262035149
ISBN 10:   0262035146
Series:   The MIT Press
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   September 2016
Recommended Age:   From 18 years
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Undergraduate ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Caroline A. Jones is Professor of Art History in the History, Theory, Criticism section of the Department of Architecture at MIT. She is the editor of Sensorium: Embodied Experience, Technology, and Contemporary Art (MIT Press). David Mather is Assistant Professor of Art History at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Rebecca Uchill is a full-time Lecturer an Art Education, Art History, and Media Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and former Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellow at MIT.

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