John Dewey

Having or Not Having an Experience: The Beatles: RockBand in High Definition

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In his seminal 1934 essay Having an Experience, John Dewey, philosopher, psychologist, and straight-faced user of the word inchoate, describes the difference between experiencing things and “having an experience” [1]. He states “experience occurs continuously, because the interaction of live creature and environing conditions is involved in the very process of living” [2]. Thus, everything is experience.  read more »

The Observer and the Observed

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“The Observer and the Observed” analyzes Facebook as ‘an experience’ as defined by John Dewey. Charles Baudelaire's usage of the term flâneur, one who walks to experience the urban landscape, is used as an additional lens to explore and compare the modern day virtual navigator.  read more »

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