My aim in this essay has been to give this philosophical act of overvaluing human agency and human autonomy a name: the anthropomorphization
As human culture has begun to turn from the sphere of moral law to the sphere of ethical choice-making, aesthetic experience has taken some responsibility for the task of anthropomorphization
by which we represent ourselves to ourselves.
It does not say "thank you" when I release it although I can imagine it does feel grateful--if I wish to go so far in my anthropomorphization
of my beautiful new aroid.
Thus the story's odd construction of the orangutan, whose anthropomorphization
gives him enough human qualities not only to commit the crime, but also, obversely, to draw certain qualities of cultural difference away from the normative populace.
The boy's hanging, listening moment only lets in "the voice / Of mountain torrents," the disturbing, screaming anthropomorphization
of the landscape which has already taken place, and now returns.
Likewise, Manfred Jahn ("Package Deals") emphasizes this aspect when he calls for a "personalization of literary paper beings" such as the unreliable narrator whose "existence" wholly depends on a high degree of anthropomorphization
imputed by the reader (104).
Various favorite Trockel themes recur: icons of glamour and "perfect" beauty; the inevitable knitting (as in Yvonne, a 1997 video in which wool-clad models mimic the "casual intimacy" of trendy, Wolfgang Tillmans-style fashion photography); the domestic uncanny; the anthropomorphization
I believe it is wrong to deny vitality to nonhuman bodies, forces, and forms, and that a careful course of anthropomorphization
can help reveal that vitality, even though it resists full translation and exceeds my comprehensive grasp.
At the show's entrance, Jacob Tonski's Balance from Within, 2012, a sofa supporting its own weight on a single leg, perhaps served as a metaphor for the exhibition: a Bakhtinian carnival in which the hierarchy between the subjects and objects seems to be overturned, but the independence of the objects is overshadowed by the act of anthropomorphization
, reflected by the the unstable couch that is waiting for a person to sit down and end its fragile, temporary independence.
described as self-help, (33) and the anthropomorphization