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  • n. The process of enacting something.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of enacting or the state of having been enacted or made law; enactment.


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  • This particular view on the mutual interactions between living organism and environment leads these authors to the notion of "enaction", and to the surprising view that autopoiesis and cognition are two complementary, and in a way equivalent, aspects of life.

    Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium - Recent changes [en]

  • It did with enaction of the Marriage Equality Act.

    Karl Grossman: The Last Police Raid on Gays of Fire Island

  • Hamlet's madness can be understood as an enaction of those tremula, I think, a testing of his capacities which, as he pushes the boundaries further and further, becomes ultimately a test of his capacity to be monstrous.

    Modality and Hamlet

  • As ready as he is to make amends, and as ready as his siblings are to accept that, all that is needed, in dramatic terms is the symbolic enaction of atonement and acceptance.

    Archive 2009-01-01

  • The term seems apt: it encapsulaties the structure of the object (it is articulated -- composed of units and decomposable back to those units); and it encapsulates the process of its enaction (it has been articulated -- not simply composed as an abstract structure but manifested in a concrete form).

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • I have spoken to many of the county election commissioners, all of whom would choose to stay on our levers but for NY's Legislature enaction of the Election Reform and Modernization Act (ERMA).

    There's No Place Like Home: Plan L for NY Elections

  • To release the thinking of being from the shape given to it in terms of beings - over against beings as beingness, as presence - thinking as enaction needs to 'return' the 'ontological difference' to its 'own' place within the question 'that historically decides metaphysics and decides about metaphysics and its inquiry'.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Adaptive enterprise/complexity science is chaotic, I wanted to say postmodern in the (good) sense of enaction (a la Maturana and Varela).

    Seed in multiple directions, see which pans out, and then dive into that stream

  • Has no one here noticed that the quality of politicians has degraded as a whole - not EVERY single one since the enaction of Term Limits?

    Special Interest Amortization Act: Another Attack On Term Limits

  • Upon the Restoration, an influence inimical to this unfortunate clan, said to be the same with that which afterwards dictated the massacre of Glencoe, occasioned the re-enaction of the penal statutes against the MacGregors.

    Rob Roy


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  • Enaction is one of the possible ways of organizing knowledge and one of the forms of interaction with the world. The first definition of Enaction has been introduced by (Bruner 1966,1968) in association with the other two ways of knowledge organization: Iconic and Symbolic. The second was by Francisco Varela and Humberto Maturana.

    Enactive knowledge is the one that comes through action and it is constructed on motor skills, such as manipulating objects, riding a bicycle or playing a sport. The Enactive knowledges of entities are the ones acquired by doing.

    The aim of the research on Enaction is the construction of Enactive interfaces, interactive systems that organize and transmit this particular type of knowledge. Multimodal interfaces are good candidates for the creation of Enactive interfaces because of their coordinated use of Haptic, sound and vision. Such research is the main objective of the ENACTIVE Network of Excellence, a European consortium of more than 20 research laboratories that are joining their efforts for the definition, development and exploitation of Enactive interfaces.

    June 17, 2007