The intelligent tool: the body’s role in making and reading tracks in life and art
Author(s): Patricia Dobrez
The approach of this paper is ecological, taking account of affordances for communication available to bodies interacting with environments. My focus is on the minimal affordance meanings of marks which, while ultimately lending themselves to symbolic use, have the capacity to disclose our real-world situatedness in unambiguous and immediate ways. I argue that the place to begin an inquiry into graphing is with human and animal traces in the landscape and the manner in which these have been represented in such rock art corpora as the Australian tracks-and-lines Panaramitee.
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The intelligent tool: the body’s role in making and reading tracks in life and art. Patricia Dobrez. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430612)
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