I was watching me some contact juggling, and I got to thinking about how they “represent” space. I use the term “represent” in a rap fashion rather than a cog sci fashion, as they show off their conception of space, and it is Euclidian. The beauty of the art form lies in the absence of body-based constraint: no top-heaviness or balance issues. Space is the metric space it seems to be in the performance.
Now look at time and the body. What I object to most strenuously is the notion that anything could be timed independently of the body. The oscillator modellers all seem to think that the time of behavior is a Euclidian time – a raw metric space, unformed by the proclivities, inertial drag, and symmetry properties of the body. They treat movement as if it were contact juggling.