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2019 Summer MAAT lab Study: 2019.07.29 – 08.02  (MAAT BOOK 27) 

Body, Symbol, Form, Rhythm 
Dear my researching comrades, 
In this summer, we are going back to André Leroi-Gourhan again. The last chapter, III. Ethnic Symbols, was not covered in the fall semester of 2018, and those uncovered section of BSFR might be able to deterritorialize certain firm systematic thoughts. We do not have to be confined to Leroi-Gourhan’s structuralism or post-structuralism, because there are already full of discourses on those points. Thus, we try to extract several keywords from the given text area in the lab study. Absolutely, it is for your own selfish research.  
One body in different milieu induces individuated symbols followed by forms, and their [discoverable or enforced] rhythms are established. Or, a certain rhythm lets symbols and forms be inscribed on a body. Simply put, why it is not easy to learn foreign languages, and why it is much easier to learn a foreign language staying in the country than in her/his own native country.  
Be cautious! Be aware of not falling into comfortable black holes, because we need to be awake for a while, just for a while.  
Nessun dorma! Nessun dorma! … Ed il mio bacio scioglierà il silenzio che ti fa mia! None shall sleep! None shall sleep! … And my kiss will dissolve the silence that makes you mine! - Giacomo Puccini, Turandot, 1924 

Dr. Yoon, June 15, 2019 
Soongsil University, Information Science Building (No.21) room 606 
369 Sangdo-ro, Dongjak-gu, Seoul, 156-743, Republic of Korea 
tel. 82.2.824.0718      fax. 82.2.822.3622 











07.29 Mon


1. pp.269-297.

André Leroi-Gourhan, Gesture and Speech, 1964, Le Geste et la parole, trans. Anna Bostock Berger, Cambridge: MIT P, 1993.




10. Introduction to a Paleontology of Symbols

11. The Body as the Source of Values and Rhythms                                   유지연



07.30 Tue

2. pp.299-328.





12. Functional Aesthetics                                                                         신종천

13. The Symbols of Society-1





3. pp.328-361.



13. The Symbols of Society-2






08.01 Thu

7. pp.363-399



14. The Language of Forms                                                                     신유진




08.02  Fri

8. pp.401-408


15. Imaginary Freedom and the Fate of Homo Sapiens                          김정회













1.       Art and Neuroscience, Jean-Pierre Changeux, Jacques Mandelbrojt, Barbara Yves, Yves Lemeunier, Leonardo, Volume 27, Number 3, June 1994, pp. 189-201.

2.       Neural Correlates of Myths in Which an Image Becomes Alive, Julien d'Huy, Leonardo, Volume 46, Number 2, 2013, pp. 145-150.

3.       The First Picture Show: Cinematic Aspects of Cave Art, Edward Wachtel, Leonardo, Volume 26, Number 2, April 1993, pp. 135-140.