Stemming from The Shadow Within Nature, my new outreach project is directed to a wider audience of scholars and, particularly, non-specialists. Through a series of very short videos (2 to 5 minutes), Minima Multimedialia seeks to instil questions and inspire answers on central features of medieval metaphysics and science. My goal is to intrigue and involve interested people from outside the “ivory tower” (yes, the real world is out there) in a constant and mutually enriching dialogue.
No voices, then! Just words to read, music to listen, and thoughts to ponder. My choice not to use my (or others) voice may result odd. Our voices are crucial components of our daily epistemic life. Silken voices to persuade us, angry voices to scare us, raised voices to hush us. Voices are means. What if we considered for once the content without its form? The universe requires balance. While my other outreach project (audio-recordings of medieval philosophy as necessary step toward a thorough application of the UDL principles) will focus on voice alone, Minima Multimedialia will have none. I hope to make a video each month, but it will depend on many variables – preemptive apologies are due.
The third video of the series “Minima multimedialia” is focused on Dominicus Gundissalinus, a Spanish philosopher and translator from the 12th century. As always, no spoken words but only text and music!
Second video of the new series: no voice, just words to read, music to listen, and thoughts to ponder. This video is dedicated to problems (and questions) on the notion of matter in the Middle Ages. How can prime matter be known? How many matters are there? How is the natural world ontologically constituted? I will discuss more at length all these questions my the next videos
A short introduction to the research project “The Shadow within Nature”. This is the first video of a new project, “Minima multimedialia” – the hope is to proceed with one video per month, but that’s going to be hard.