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Origami – Testing the Limits of Perceiving

Perception is the force for the world’s infinite unfolding (Erin Manning, Relationscapes 2008,  81) The word perception has travelled a long linguistic journey from its earliest English language roots to today’s phenomenological and somatic meanings. To perceive finds its etymological origins in the Latin percipere, to ‘obtain, gather, seize entirely, take possession of,’ and figuratively, ‘to grasp with the mind, learn, comprehend, apprehend,’ or literally, ‘to take entirely.’ By the 19th century, the English perceive, took on a secondary meaning of an ‘intuitive or direct recognition of some innate quality.’   Now in the 21st century, thanks to contemporary philosophy
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