Last update, October 12, 2021
Project
2017—August > December
In 1998, the philosophers Andy Clark and David Chalmers wrote the paper The Extended Mind in which they explain, and demonstrate, how our interaction with objects, persons and the environment, is essential to shape and build our cognitive capacities as well as our thinking. That is the reason why we use certain tools (e.g. pencils, hammers, keyboards, or notebooks) as an extension of our body and mind. Going further, and that’s the way I see the development of this same theory, one could even think that those links between the brain (interior) and the materiality of the world (exterior), become like invisible energies that impact our behaviors and destiny. Possible proof of this is, for example, how the changes introduced by Rousseau in the French education around 1762 were one of the reasons that triggered avant-garde movements; Also how the Russian Constructivist logics were essential for their revolution or the way the Montessori system allowed a new understanding of learning, just to name a few cases of study that connect with my ideas. This can also be found in mathematical logic in the form of thought experiments (e.g. Schrödinger's Cat or Maxwell's Demon).

In that sense, this project is a cycle (sixteen weeks) of very basic self-exercises in the studio, devoted to give form to the understanding of those ideas and discover the boundaries of my mental processes as a student. In parallel, I convinced myself of a statement (about not being radical but instead kind) and I designed a short book with images and reflections made during this period and which gave the name to the project: Six Subtitles/Sixteen weeks.

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