In this episode I am joined by two more fabulous guests to explore a topic that has fascinated me since I came across it in my research into haptic perception. Biotensegrity.
The paper that is referenced in the podcast is my PhD concept paper https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/17479541221107379
To give you an overview of biotensegrity check out this short Youtube video
This was such a wonderful conversation and went on for two hours so I have decided to split this episode into two parts. I would like to thank both my guests for joining me in this conversation from different parts of the world.
In part 1 we start with an exploration of what both tensegrity (including the humble pop-up tent) and biotensegrity are before going on a journey around many topics including;
About my guests.
Susan Lowell de Solorzano has an MA in Human Development and Education with a focus on kinesthetic learning and is a certified level III T-ai Chi instructor.
Resources & Links
Book 'Everything Moves: How Biotensegrity Informs Human Movement'
My instructions for making a collapsible tensegrity using common household materials: https://youtu.be/RuEjQ228sy0
I can best be reached through: BiotensegrityArchive.org or my twitter account: @1Biotensegrity
Maren Diehl is sort of a field researcher in biotensegrity since 2015, probably the first one in equitation and for sure the first one without any ties to riding styles and training systems.
After many years as a rider, trainer and instructor with more questions than answers, Maren Diehl found biotensegrity to be a good explanatory model for living beings in motion, and things started to make sense. In her online courses she teaches what biotensegrity is all about, what it is good for and how it differs from what we know as biomechanics.
For her biotensegrity gives a new insight into perceived problems and solutions in the world of horses and equitation and provides a theoretical foundation on which to build, a new way of looking at things - a paradigm shift.
Book "Beyond Biomechanics - Biotensegrity"
English (choose your country bottom right)