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Lecture 2 - Lecture 2: 3/30/2011 Interpreting and...

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Lecture 2: 3/30/2011 Interpreting and Transforming Culture though Imaginative Acts -how does imagination operate to interpret and transform the known world? : we use active imagination to try to understand what it is that we see and experience; our experience of the world is a subjective understanding; :as we develop as a student/person, our subjective experiences are different compared to others -how do representations re-present the unknowable into something knowable :images/representation: to present again ( in the literal sense): ex) photograph: re-presentation of the world, not the real world; photograph, recording: they re-present the world :the re-prsentation isn’t the same as the feeling we felt, or the experience we had: it’s different than any photograph, recording because the real thing cannot be represented but only approximated. :keep in mind re-prsent (it isn’t pure) -how do these re-presentations rely on systems of meaning-making (such as language, images, sounds, and so forth) to interpret and transform the known world? :imagination: individuals (Artists, film makers) are putting their experiences/meanings of the world and interpreting it through systems (languages, images, sounds) -they present experiences into re-presentations of the real world, inputting meaning -1940s: WWII Era: the culture of this era: Imagination as an act: smthg that one does; nota natural neutral activity but something that we develop over time; something that’s cultivated, create over time. -Japan: why Godzilla?: in the imagination of people, since bombing, since WWII, one of the
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2011 for the course DOC 3 taught by Professor Shragge during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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Lecture 2 - Lecture 2: 3/30/2011 Interpreting and...

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