Lecture/Demonstration on Metaphor, Blending and Information In Music
     with talking by Joseph Goguen & demonstration by Ryoko Goguen
This is an abstract for an event at the Performing Arts Univeristy of Vienna, on 28 March 2003:
Recent work in cognitive linguistics has shown that metaphors are grounded in human experience, and in particular, in the human body, and that blending of conceptual spaces, including those of metaphors, is a basic human cognitive operation. This talk argues that the same considerations apply to music. Our attempts to formalize such ideas are also sketched, including a structural hierarchical theory of information, with the caveat that such formalizations should be grounded in social as well as individual bodily reality.

The above content was blended with that of the related abstract, Qualia in Music.

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