In groups of three, examine the artifacts linked below and describe
- The specific emotion(s) being evoked or provoked
- The pathemata in the artifact (the elements of the artifact that provoke emotional response). Remember that pathemata are often a function of vivid description or emotionally charged language or symbols (ideographs) because they bring something to life for us, make it unavoidable; obviously, visual images and realistic video can do the same. In an image, you’ll need to point out what it is in the image, specifically, that elicits an emotional response.
- The affect involved in these emotions (the bodily disposition–nausea, sweaty palms, numbness, rising blood pressure, pupil dilation, change in heartbeat, nervous stomach or weird feeling in stomach, etc.)
- Behavior typically associated with these affects (turning away, leaning in, gasping, tearing up, tapping feet or drumming hands, etc.)
- Possible interpretations allied with this affect–can you imagine more than one?
- Contemplate whether a different interpretation could spark a different or additional behavior.
- Then report back.