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hypertext dissertation - by Robyn Stuart

Body & Emotion

We learn beyond words and language we learn from symbols and pictures, emotions and feelings. We learn from actively interacting and operating with systems/ activity in life (Claxton, 1998). We use intuition, Claxton's undermind, which McKenzie and James (2004, Quote 27) suggest is a nonverbal activity. Dance is a prime example of a subject, which incorporates bodily experience as a learning process, from which knowledge is built up and utilised to perform, teach, choreograph, or reflect in writing (Parviainen, 2002). Stevenson (?, quote 51) argues that physical theatre too expresses much more than that defined by words, and that what is 'bodily expressed' is of a complex nature, becoming even more synergistically complex when different theatre forms are combined (this would apply also to combining gesture, dance, digital scenery, and filmic techniques as we have done in Rhizomes).

What we see on a page of writing is much more than the words. We see the whole page layout and the ideas contained or stimulated by the words. We see more than the written word (Bernstein, 1998 (requires internet connection), 1999, 2003, Quote 47). We bodily experience the page. Hypertext structure can give much more than words on paper in the rather dry black and white way most adult texts are published.


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Home Page, 'Beginning', Conclusion, Acknowledgements, References, Rhizomes Performances, Performances as References




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