June 01, 2006
Matt Webb - making senses

note: I'm blogging this during a later much less interesting talk
Truly stimulating talk on how we use our senses. Their action at a distance and so on and so forth.
There were many other points about other aspects of the senses. I really liked this summary on how senses match language in what they accomplish:

  • Sight <=> Nouns
  • Smell <=> Adjectives
  • Sound <=> Verbs

Sight is iconic and enables to handle enormous vocabularies of knowledge. Smell annotates the other senses with more information. Sound is temporal - and therefore transformative so it matches verbs. Very nice.

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