Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Creative Challenge 6

Creative Challenge 6
June 18, 2012
Assignment:    Create Emotion - evoke emotion in the audience
                        Creations will be shared and discussed at MVCA Meeting on July 23, 2012 at 7 pm.

Discussion:      Define Emotion
1. Emotions are defined as feeling states with physiological, cognitive, and behavioral components
2. Emotions are the various bodily feelings associated with mood, temperament, personality, disposition, and motivation and also with hormones such as dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin
Here are some thoughts on emotions:

Robert Plutchik's theory
Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions
This says that the basic eight emotions are:
·        Fear → feeling afraid. Other words are terror (strong fear),
shock, phobia
·        Anger → feeling angry. A stronger word is rage.
·        Sadness → feeling sad. Other words are sorrow, grief
(a stronger feeling, for example when someone has died)
or depression (feeling sad for a long time). Some people
 think depression is a different emotion.
·        Joy → feeling happy. Other words are happiness, gladness.
·        Disgust → feeling something is wrong or dirty
·        Trust → a positive emotion; admiration is stronger; acceptance is weaker
·        Anticipation → in the sense of looking forward positively to something which is going to happen. Expectation is more neutral.
·        Surprise → how one feels when something unexpected happens

Book Two of Aristotle's Rhetoric
This theory says that the emotions are:
·        Anger, opposite calmness (not feeling excited)
·        Friendship (Love), opposite enmity (feeling hate)
·        Fear, opposite confidence (having no fear)
·        Shame, opposite shamelessness (shame: how one feels about one's past bad actions or thoughts; shamelessness: one does not feel shame, but others think one should.)
·        Kindness (benevolence), opposite unkindness (kindness: when people are good to other people)
·        Pity (when people feel sorry for other people)
·        Indignation (feeling angry because something is not fair, such as undeserved good fortune)
·        Envy, jealous (pain when people have something that one wishes for oneself)

The Engineered Language Lojban
This "language" has words showing these emotions:
Simple emotions
discovery - confusion
surprise - no surprise - expectation
wonder - surprise - commonplace
happiness - unhappiness
amusement - weariness
courage - timidity - cowardice
pity - cruelty
Complex emotions
pride - modesty- shame
closeness - detachment - distance
complaint/pain - doing average - pleasure
caution - boldness - rashness
patience - mere tolerance - anger
relaxation - composure - stress
Pure emotions
fear - nervousness - security
togetherness - privacy
respect - disrespect
appreciation - envy
love - no love lost - hatred
hope - despair

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