Vygotsky, Play, and Experience

Event date: January 4 / 2024

Kyrill Potapov will give a short intro to the thought of Vygotsky and we will discuss “On the Problem of the Psychology of the Actor’s Creative Work.”

In this short text, Lev Vygotsky explores the relationship between the experience of an actor and an audience, their social context and action we see on stage. The text raises questions about how we, as humans, can share experiences and what it is in an artistic work that elicits an emotional response. David Graeber wondered about the myth of the isolated person who is defined and how people question themselves in similar ways throughout their lives, returning time and again to the question of the myth of the isolated self and the rectification of human nature.

The discussion will be lead by Kyrill Potapov, a researcher at UCL whose wider research interests concern how technology mediates emotions and self-consciousness. The event will take place on January 4 at 20:00 (London time).

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