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Thematic Space: How to Record a Spark?

  • Attach with many Sparks (Pieces)
  • Detach with one Statue (Whole)
  • An old Object is replace by a new Object
  • The “Attachance” thematic space
  • The “Activity” thematic space

The Concept of Attachance

  • Attaching to an environment
  • Detaching from an environment
  • Attaching to an object
  • Detaching from an object

Attach and Detach

The Germ Cell of the Ecological Practice approach

The “Attachance” Thematic Space

Four Types of Knowledge Sparks

  • Imagery/Semantics is located at the “Fiction” zone because they directly link to imagination and language.
  • Narrative/Affordance refers to real situational embodied experience which is located at the “Fact” zone.
  • Imagery v.s. Semantics: Imagery refers to visual mental image while Semantics refers to understanding and appropriate use of meaning in single words, phrases, sentences and even longer units.
  • Narrative v.s. Affordance: Narrative is about human-to-human communicative activities. Affordance is about human-to-environment embodied activities.




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Oliver Ding

Oliver Ding

Founder of CALL(Creative Action Learning Lab), information architect, knowledge curator.