Comm 2102 week 4 - january 27 lecture notes. How do we experience the world around us? think about senses and communication what we know so far: 4. communication occurs in time and space communication is imprecise and unpredictable communication is mediated by lots of things, including media technologies communication occurs through representation. Part of the ways we understand and make sense of the world and thats through our senses. Draw attention to the dominance of seeing over the other senses. Describe what you see when you are asked to document your consciousness. People wont document the smells of the day. Phenomenological approach would be interested in all those (position: study ones conscious experience) Epistemology = how do we know what we know about the world (knowledge we collect over time) All these approaches are the basis of philosophy. How can we theorize about the world.