How does the study of evolution, coordination dynamics, sports, social interactions, and aesthetics help us understand movement and life? In this roundtable, we will explore: movement and objects as distinctively different “things” to study; coordination dynamics and intrinsic dynamics and tendencies; kinesthesia; the evolution of social coordination; how, in the living company of others, we are both challenged and supported; and the value of nurturing and pursuing a moving life with all its risks and challenges.
A well-balanced round-table discussion organised by the amazing 82-year old philosopher Prof. Sheets-Johnstone in which Prof. Kelso gets things moving around with an example of infant perception-action coordination. Wide-reaching discussion of movement follows, especially on the “motion in emotion”, and how a proper understanding of synergy might help with that.
The Helix Center for Interdisciplinary Investigation
of the New York Psychoanalytic Society & Institute
Friday, October 26th, 2013
J. A. Scott Kelso