Kinesteettiset kentät ja sosiaalinen koreografia. Husserlin kinestesia-käsitteen ja Batesonin kybernetiikan soveltuvuudesta liikkeen tutkimuksen menetelmiksi 2000-luvun ubiikkisessa ympäristössä

Kinesthetic fields and social choreography: Reflection on Husserl's notion of kinesthesia and Bateson's cybernetics as movement research methods for ubiquitous computing environments

This article explores Edmund Husserl's and Edith Stein's account of kinesthesia and its methodological potentials in analyzing moving bodies in ubiquitous computing environments. I want to understand not merely movements in or around bodies, in a Labanian kinesphere, but social interactions of moving bodies. Defining Stein's term ‘kinesthetic field' in a new manner, the kinesthetic field involves the characteristic motion and rhythms embedded in a geographically, culturally, historically, politically and technologically complex environment. I suggest that material, social, political and technological infrastructures always pre-choreograph our bodily movements. In trying to avoid seeing the field merely from the phenomenological first-person point of view, I discuss the dynamics of the kinesthetic field, drawing upon Gregory Bateson's notion of cybernetics. Introducing the concept of social choreography, my aim is to consider the role of different animate and inanimate agents that lead and direct interactions in a kinesthetic field. My paper aims to show that a terrorist as much as a digital game designer can be seen as a social choreographer who strategically intends to change social interactions in an environment.

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