Discontinuities
Discontinuities
Discontinuities

Last updated on 2016-04-23

About the Book

Variations on the theme of learning about ourselves and each other by responding deeply to art in all its forms. Essays, stories, visual art and more. Steps towards a new framework for remembering and applying art (fiction and more) when we need to.

While unique in form and content, this book is inspired by Geoffrey Miller's The Mating Mind, Dorothy Tennov's Love and Limerence, Warren McCulloch's Embodiments of Mind, Marvin Minsky's The Society of Mind, Aaron Sloman's notion of discontinuities in the space of possible minds, other works in affective/cognitive science, novels by Paul Auster, Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations, Lizst's Piano Concerto No. 2, Willa Cather's The Troll Garden, E.C. Escher, Jacques Brel, and who knows what else?

With contributions from National Teaching Award recipient Prof. Claude Lamontagne, visual artist and Buddhist scholar Lam Wong, sculptor and geneticist Dr. Al Sather, History Ph.D. student Laura Nys, photographer, Andrea Paterson, painter and psychotherapist Arash Kameli, and others to be announced. Hands cover art by Laura Redmond.

See CogZest, http://cogzest.com/tag/art/ and  https://cogzest.com/projects/learning-from-fiction/

About the Author

Luc P. Beaudoin
Luc P. Beaudoin

Luc specializes in macOS-based cognitive productivity. He is the author of Cognitive Productivity books. His work has been featured in Forbes Magazine, The New York Times, Lifehacker, Popular Science Magazine, Cool Tools, The Guardian, The International Business Times of London, etc. 

Luc is co-founder of CogSci Apps (which develops cognitive productivity software including mySleepButton), founder of CogZest (cognitive productivity publications and training), and Adjunct Professor of Cognitive Science and of Education at Simon Fraser University. He has a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science (School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham). He was a first-round employee of what became two of Canada's most highly-valued tech startups. He was previously Assistant Professor of Military Psychology and Leadership at the Royal Military College of Canada. 

This eclectic combination of R&D experience led Luc to a new mission in 2001: to help smart people use knowledge and technology to become even smarter. To this end, he extends and applies cognitive science. 

CogSci Apps is about to release a new macOS cognitive productivity app that will forever change how you process information.

Luc is based in Metro-Vancouver, British Columbia.

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