The Architecture of the Virtual: An Encounter Between Cognitive Neurosciences and Architecture

A. Radman, S. Kousoulas, Z. Djebbara , August K.

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The philosophies of substance presuppose a subject which then encounters a datum. This subject then reacts to the datum. The process ontology presupposes a datum (firstness) which is met with feelings (secondness), and progressively attains the unity of a subject (thirdness). It is in this sense that our bodily experience is primarily an experience of the dependence of the actual presentational immediacy upon the virtual causal efficacy, and not the other way round. To put it bluntly, the world does not emerge from the subject, but processes of subjectification emerge from the interactions between the body and world. The chapter is meant to provide the basis for the panel that will stage an encounter between cognitive neurosciences and architecture.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmbiances, Alloaesthesia± Senses, Inventions, Worlds
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Congress on Ambiances, 2-4 December 2020
EditorsDamien Masson
PublisherInternational Ambiances Network
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-2-9520948-7-0
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event4th International Ambiances Congress 2020: Alt-Atmospheres: Sensibilities, Inventions, Worlds - University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Duration: 2 Dec 20204 Dec 2020


Conference4th International Ambiances Congress 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Barbara, CA

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  • Architecture
  • Virtuality
  • Neurosciences
  • Atmospheres
  • Brain
  • Fold
  • Sense


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