|Author||: Francesco La Mantia|
|Publisher||: Springer Nature|
|Total Pages||: 443|
|Rating||: 4/5 (115 Downloads)|
Download or read book Diagrams and Gestures written by Francesco La Mantia and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2023-09-16 with total page 443 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Drawing a line, and then another, and another. Go back from the lines to the movements they capture and see gestures in them: not spatial displacements, but modes of knowledge that pass through the exercise of the body. Discovering something new in a gesture: the line that contracts into a point or the point that expands into a zone, perhaps sinking into a hole. Thus experiencing a diagram: a becoming other inscribed in the novelty of the gesture and in the changes of the forms it shapes. This and much more is discussed in the essays gathered in Diagrams and Gestures. Resulting from trans-disciplinary work between mathematicians, philosophers, linguists and semioticians, the volume delivers an up-to-date account of the most valuable research on the connections between gesture and diagram. As one of the most important themes in contemporary thought, the study of these connections poses a challenge for the future: to elaborate a theory that is equal to new and stimulating research methodologies. We call this theory a philosophy of diagrammatic gestures.