'Defamiliarized' published in HARTS & Minds
The latest edition of the creative and critical journal, HARTS & Minds, has been published, and Tyler has a new piece in it, entitled 'Defamiliarized'. The journal, edited by Maria Lopez and Imogene Newland, has a different theme for every issue; this time around the focus is 'Haptics and the Senses'. The editorial sums it up nicely: 'This collection of articles, creative pieces, and reviews reflects on the sense of 'touch', 'hearing', and 'vision', as well as the less commonly recognized senses of 'pain' and 'kinesis'. In each of the following contributions, these senses are mapped as traces of stimuli that mark themselves upon the brain and nervous system in order to relate important information to us about ourselves and our surroundings.' Sound intriguing? Tyler's contribution explores notions of sight and blindness, both on a literal and symbolic level. It's available to read in its entirety here. It also features (somewhat typically, for Tyler) beer and mountains and snowboarding. Enjoy the ride!