PERCEPTION & ACTION
Every ENVIRONMENT allows or affords various ACTIONS to an organism;
PERCEPTION simply is seeing what ACTIONS are possible;
Properties of the environment that afford actions are called the "AFFORDANCE" properties;
AFFORDANCES must be PERCEIVABLE properties
- for learning and evolution;
PERCEPTION is SEEING the AFFORDANCES of the ENVIRONMENT;
(The profound insight of affordances is due to JJ Gibson).
TECHNOLOGY can enhance perception - visualising virtual
affordances and virtual actions;
VISUALISATION provides affordances about affordances,
METAFFORDANCE: an affordance about an affordance
Virtual/augmented reality technology is a metaffordance - a technology affordance
that amplifies the original affordance.
Metaphorically, visualisation is just like a good dance...
METAFFORDANCES enhance affordances.