Reducing uncertainty in sustainable interpersonal service relationships: the role of aesthetics

I’m very pleased to announce a new publication on Cognitive Processing entitled: Reducing uncertainty in sustainable interpersonal service relationships: the role of aesthetics. Sustainable interpersonal service relationships (SISR) are the outcome of a design process that supports situated meaningful interactions between those being served and those in service. Service design is not just directed to simply satisfy the…

Aesthetics as evaluative forms of agency to perceive and design reality: A reply to aesthetic realism

I’m very pleased to announce a new publication on New Ideas in Psychology entitled: Aesthetics as evaluative forms of agency to perceive and design reality: A reply to aesthetic realism with co-author Argyris Arnellos. Following a naturalist-realist point of view, this paper attempts to contribute to the metaphysical question of whether or not reality includes aesthetics. During evolution,…

Certificate for Highly Cited Research in Design Studies

The editors of Design Studies has just informed us that our paper, “The relation between interaction aesthetics and affordances”, published in 2013 was one of the most highly cited papers during 2014, 2015 and up until June 2016. They have designed a certificate that acknowledges our achievement. Many thanks to the Editors and Publishers of Design Studies.  

4th Hellenic Conference in Philosophy of Science 2016

December 1-3, 2016, Department of Philosophy and History of Science, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece In the 4th  Hellenic Conference in Philosophy of Science  are involved more than 100 speakers from Greece and the international academic community in the following areas: general philosophy of science and philosophy specific sciences (philosophy of psychology and cognitive science,…

Interactivist Summer Institute 2015

June 20 – 23, 2015, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey The Interactivist Summer Institute is dedicated to exploring the frontiers of understanding of life, mind, and cognition. There is a growing recognition – across many disciplines – that phenomena of life and mind, including cognition and representation, are emergents of far-from-equilibrium, interactive, autonomous systems. In such a…

Aesthetics as an Emotional Activity That Facilitates Sense-Making: Towards an Enactive Approach to Aesthetic Experience

I’m very pleased to announce a book chapter on the new volume of Contributions To Phenomenology  named “Aesthetics and the Embodied Mind: Beyond Art Theory and the Cartesian Mind-Body Dichotomy”. Our chapter  is entitled Aesthetics as an Emotional Activity That Facilitates Sense-Making: Towards an Enactive Approach to Aesthetic Experience and it’s written with my colleague Arnellos Argyris.…

Aesthetic perception and its minimal content: a naturalistic perspective

I’m very pleased to announce a new publication on Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology of Frontiers in Psychology entitled: Aesthetic perception and its minimal content: a naturalistic perspective with my colleague Arnellos Argyris. Aesthetic perception is one of the most interesting topics for philosophers and scientists who investigate how it influences our interactions with objects and states of affairs. Over…