Enhancing Human Development Through Realignment of Communication Tripod: Proxemics, Kinetics and Cybernetics

  • Edde Iji
  • Bojor Enamhe


The paper is founded on the truism that man cannot not communicate, and that communication is universally processual. Thus the communication indices, discoursed, are the tripodal elements of communication namely, the very strategic proxemics, kinetics and cybernetics, each briefly defined in terms of their communicative potentials· among the homo-sapiens; especially as synergy for optimizing human life and productivity. It periscopes the concepts of human development, tripodally, through the instrumentality of media or communication infrastructure: electronic, celluloid, stage and related aspects, affirming or redefining some authoritative views, all within the ambits of developmental imperatives. It concludes roundly that the tripods have established themselves singularly and synergistically in the encode-decode communication formula, powered by research and other experiential practitioners. The need to update the concepts cannot be overstressed, especially in their imperative demands to cope with other elements of globalization, which they must highlight and give direction to, in their agender-setting roles in an increasing digitization and electronic revolution, and information technology platforms.

Keywords: Proxemics, kinetics, cybernetics; effective communication indices

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(1), 281-292, 2012

Author Biographies

Edde Iji
Department of Theatre/Media Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria
Bojor Enamhe
Department of Theatre/Media Studies, University of Calabar, Nigeria

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eISSN: 1813-2227