English 201 Notes - Interacting With Objects page 3-17 ● We depend on objects to act in the world either as an individual or social members ●

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Interacting With Objects page 3-17 We depend on objects to act in the world, either as an individual or social members. Objects in the home serve as practical activities like cooking or cleaning Objects at work are used for productive or fulfilling tasks Objects feature to build meaningful and successful interactions Objects are generally elements of the physical world that we can experience sensorially; that we typically see, hear and touch We can handle and manipulate objects, move, arrange or place them, create, assemble, or transform them; dismantle or destroy them; represent, recall or imagine them. Objects can be treated variously are rare or common, natural or manufactured, as familiar or unfamiliar, as precious or disposable, as simple or complex, as private or public, as useful or useless, as accessible or inaccessible. The human body can be understood or treated as an object, it is a physical entity that can be positioned relative to others or in surrounding space, and employed wholly or partially, for instance; to direct, protect or obstruct or to be scrutinised Objects support thinking, learning and collaboration In studies dealing with science or technology, objects can be seen as social actors, as entities that can be active within and influence larger social networks or systems of meaning and practice Philosophers on objects: the nature and characteristics of objects figure in reflections on, for example, experience, existence, materiality, reality, signification, representation, perception, mind, cognition, consciousness, and kinds of entities Social scientists and humanities on objects: they look at the socio-culture changes and trends in people's experiences with objects
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