IA Summit 2018 Main Conference TalkTopic(s): cognition, psychology, and storytelling
Have you ever seen a “rubber pencil”? Listened to the sounds of the ocean in a conch shell? Watched an uncle “steal” a toddler’s nose? People—children and teens especially—delight in playing with perceptual illusions of all kinds. Their simple, embodied fun allows a safe way to interact with others and (unknowingly) create unspoken traditions.
Learn how to recognize and use unspoken games & illusions and group communication as a powerful tool to build tradition within today’s communities. Along the way, learn something fun and new to pass on to co-workers, friends and kids!
About the speaker(s)
Dr. Claiborne Rice‘s research focuses on how contemporary theories of linguistics, especially Cognitive Linguistics, can be used to understand poetic language and practice. He is also studying the distribution of Cajun English dialect characteristics in southwest Louisiana, and has recently co-authored two articles about “folk illusions,” a new category of folklore, one in the Journal of American Folklore and another in the Journal of Folklore Research. The book on folk illusions is forthcoming from Indiana University press.