Notes on Phenomenology


any sensation belongs to a certain field
no difference between thinking and perceiving
around what you are looking at exist tons of thing which are not seen
every sensible quality is fully an object only in the context of universal reflection
tactile is not spatial because of its scope (but also sight has limited scope)
sight (senses) also convey material qualities

JasonFarman_Mobile interface theory

the space of cyberspace
“space is not a thing but rather a set of relations between things” / Henri Lefebvre (connects to Bard, Networkism)
embodiment unseparable from space in practice
virtual/real is a false dichotomy for if it was true the virtual would be considered to be “unreal”.
embodiment can never exist outside of culture
there is interplay between how we shape our technologies and how they in turn shape us.
! Our senses also work at blocking out much of the sensory input that we are bombarded with. Thus, embodiment depend on the cognitive unconscious
ready-to-hand > present-at-hand (heidiger)
Derrida: “there is nothing outside of text”
proprioception extends further than the limits of the body

Susan Kozel – closer

“instead of faith being based in the thickness of our own sensory experience, it is transposed onto the results of computational processes and the assumptions behind the algorithms that control them” (merleau-ponty)
“the necessity of developing thoughtful and philosophically well-grounded first-person, or subjective, approaches to research”
resonating human experience perceived

“knowing that the process of reflection can only ever approximate the unreflected because it is impossible to shake off our cognitive reflective processes and undesirable to encapsulate fully the pre-reflective. It is, however, possible and even desirable to adapt and modify our reflective processes, to play with them and improvise through them to permit openings that allow for the emergence of the seemingly illogical, nonsensical, ambiguous, or even the preposterous or the sublime.


The components of language, landscape, gesture, and body work together to construct what it means, as David Bohm says, to “feel out” a new order and integrate it into our way of understanding the world:
What, then, will be the new kind of description appropriate to the present context? As happened with Cartesian coordinates and the calculus, such a question cannot be answered immediately in terms of
definite prescriptions as to what to do. Rather, one has to observe the new situation very broadly and tentatively and to “feel out” what may be the relevant new features. From this, there will arise a discernment of the new order which will articulate and unfold in a natural way (and not as a result of efforts to make it fit well-defined and preconceived notions as to what this order should be able to achieve). (2003, 128)

Published by Hannes Andersson (Lhynkx)

Hannes Andersson is an artist, filmmaker and researcher, born in Gothenburg (Sweden) and currently based in the Netherlands where he is undertaking a MFA in Media, Art, Design and Technology at the Frank Mohr Institute, Minerva Art Academy. Hannes is co-founder of the art collective Chinos International CC, director and co-founder of the independent film group Andersson Rodriguez Films. His artistic work focuses on the relationships between humanity, technology culture and narrative.