Hello beautiful workshop attendees!
For after the workshop
- Book: ebooks for Understanding Context here.
- Slides: here are the slides from the workshop.[large Dropbox file])
- More Reading: check out the Bibliography for the book, online.
Your Lunchtime Assignment
- When you’re getting lunch, document:
- how do you interact with your environment, and it with you?
- where are you relying on physical information about what your body can do with objects?
- where are you relying on semantic information?
- Does semantic information affect how you interpret physical information?
- Capture lots of pictures, notes, sketches, whatever … we will be using this information to build on during the afternoon!
Physical Information Elements: Quick Reference
- Substances: the physical properties anything a creature can perceive — what does the substance allow a body to do with it (visual, touch, etc.)
- Surfaces: the exterior, perceivable area of environmental substances/objects.
- Objects: made of substances, possessing surfaces, these are the “things” of the environment — either “attached” to another surface, or “detached”.
- Layout: the arrangement of objects & surfaces from the point of view of the perceiver.
- Nested Structure: how does the specific layout of the above fit within the broader layout of the room, the building, etc.?
- Place: Based only on physical information, how is where we are a “place”?