Summary: Russel (2003) – Core Affect and the Psychological Construction of Emotion

This is my summary of: Russell, J. A. (2003). Core affect and the psychological construction of emotion. Psychological review, 110(1), 145. In it Russel proposes a framework to talk about emotion at the psychological level, and aims at avoiding folk psychological concepts in his approach. Continue reading

Prototype 1: Autonomic Feedback Glove

During the last couple of days I have been working on a prototype to test a concept of my master thesis at Leiden University’s Media Technology program: Wearable devices that provide subtle autonomic feedback to their users. In this case we are talking about a  glove that can measure its wearers heartbeat and vibrates along in the rhythm. Continue reading

Changing virtues in media-based knowledge-sharing

How the transition from books to social media changes our understanding of what it means to be knowledgeable

A transition in the dominant medium of knowledge-sharing is taking place: The book is being replaced by social media. Based on the premise that the epistemic practice of media-based knowledge-sharing is crucial for our understanding
of knowledge, I try to investigate the changes that this transition in the media landscape causes. An attempt is undertaken to chart some of the emerging virtues governing practices of media-based knowledge-sharing, and to relate these to the
transition in the media landscape from books to the web. Continue reading