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Unformatted text preview: On Description Introduction Describing and Othering ‘Attachment’ Subjective and Objective Getting Subjective and/or Objective (part I) Getting Subjective and/or Objective (part II) Imagery and Abstraction Miscommunication and Misinterpretation Getting to Describing 3-ness Conclusion Writing Assignment Have you ever thought deeply about, or taken a long, hard look at, the descriptions you offer for things, and the why’s and how’s of their construction? When one of us is asked to describe something, be it a person, object, concept, whatever it is, we either conjure up old memories of, and/or take in new information about, the thing we’re charged with describing and represent that something so it makes sense to us. This makes sense, yes? Now let’s look deeper... On Description Introduction Describing and Othering ‘Attachment’ Subjective and Objective Getting Subjective and/or Objective (part I) Getting Subjective and/or Objective (part II) Imagery and Abstraction Miscommunication and Misinterpretation Getting to Describing 3-ness Conclusion Writing Assignment When we describe something we recognize as something we’ve had an/some experience with, we conjure memories of that experience as though we’re running through a checklist to make sure that all the right components are present. When we describe something we recognize as new to us (something we have yet to have any experiences with), we look for pieces of it we recognize as having had an/some experience with and make new associations to them so that the something that is new to us is understood relative to what is ‘old.’ On Description Introduction Describing and Othering ‘Attachment’ Subjective and Objective Getting Subjective and/or Objective (part I) Getting Subjective and/or Objective (part II) Imagery and Abstraction Miscommunication and Misinterpretation Getting to Describing 3-ness Conclusion Writing Assignment I do not want to imply that the whole of something is just the sum of the parts of it we can identify with because of our direct experience and interaction (either as participant or witness) with those parts. Instead, the associations we either conjure or make are/become the relationships that structure our understanding of that something within the context which we came into contact with it. On Description Introduction Describing and Othering ‘Attachment’ Subjective and Objective Getting Subjective and/or Objective (part I) Getting Subjective and/or Objective (part II) Imagery and Abstraction Miscommunication and Misinterpretation Getting to Describing 3-ness Conclusion Writing Assignment Complicated, I know. While I don’t believe it’s appropriate to boil things down to an essence that has no flavor, I’ll be reductive for a moment and say that describing something comes down to recognizing what we interact with relative to what we already know. We can’t know something we don’t know, right? And as it can be inferred from the work we did with constructing an audience composed of people we have...
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