Ben Wright’s Kinesthetic Ventures

Part of the Springer Series in Measurement Science and Technology book series (SSMST)


In 1990, at the age of 64, Ben Wright came to me for a series of Alexander Technique (AT) lessons. This work eventually resulted in our collaboration on a book documenting how the internal subjective processes of physical experience coalesce in objectively reproducible ways across individuals (Bouchard & Wright, 1997). Ben initially sought out an AT practitioner at the suggestion of one of his friends from his childhood years at the Little Red Schoolhouse , Ann Sickles Mathews, an AT teacher in New York City. Then, in 2006, a member of Ben’s family asked me to go over papers from Ben’s office and to interview him on a near daily basis to begin to construct his biography. The purpose was to give Ben something he could work on, since his 2001 brain injury precluded future work in science. So, over the course of three years, I had the opportunity to begin sorting the through wealth of information in Ben’s papers, and to record his answers to my questions about his life. What follows is a summary of some of that material.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Independent scholar, Chicago Center for the Alexander Technique, DirectorChicagoUSA

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