Making Worlds reading package



nature spring flower butterfly

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Searching for my Sense – Moon Ribas – TEDxMunchen

Seeing in Tongues – Radiolab

The Invisible Paw – Freakonomics

Agamben, Giorgio. The Open: Man and Animal. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2012, Chapters Umwelt” and “Tick” (pp.39 – 47)

Von Uexkull, Jakob. excerpts from A Foray into the Worlds of Animals and Humans: with A Theory of Meaning. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota, 2010.  Read the introduction and pages 79 – 91

Kafka, Franz. A Report for an Academy


Try to locate your mind in the body and existence of another creature, like a butterfly.  Feel the presence of appendages you do not have; feel the transformation of those that you do. Reflect upon any prominent barriers you encounter in trying to experience another existence.