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[Xmca-l] Re: The Concepts of CHAT



Right, Andy.

LCHC has been a major source of support for MCA because it started here.
but it is an international journal, and whether it remains anchored at
UCSD. The xmca discussion
could or could not go on in any form imaginable. Whether or not there is
sufficient interest and willingness of people to collaborate in such an
effort is an open question. Like the future always is.

As Alexander Luria wrote an eon ago in the last paragraph of his
autobiography:

"People come and go, but the creative sources of great historical events
and important ideas and deeds remain."

Its an optimistic view, but seems appropriate to the circumstances.
mike

On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 6:06 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> It's basically a judgment about longevity, I think.
> Universities last forever, but sometimes the people who come after don't
> see the point of preserving old archives.  (That's really true!).
> Volunteer sites, where active participants control the webpages last as
> long as the collective. How long will xmca live on after us?
>
> Andy
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Andy Blunden*
> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>
>
> mike cole wrote:
>
>> Any reason why xmca has to be located at LCHC? mike
>>
>> On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net <mailto:
>> ablunden@mira.net>> wrote:
>>
>>     A web page without an interested and active webmaster looking
>>     after and updating will always be a fossil.
>>     A volunteer to maintain the UCSD webpages has to be a part of the
>>     CHAT discussion AND an employee of UCSD with permissions on the
>>     server.
>>     Andy
>>     ------------------------------------------------------------
>> ------------
>>     *Andy Blunden*
>>     http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>>     <http://home.pacific.net.au/%7Eandy/>
>>
>>
>>     mike cole wrote:
>>
>>         Now what to do about that clunky xmca web page?
>>         Any volunteers to provide the proper facilities?
>>         mike
>>
>>         On Thu, Mar 5, 2015 at 11:46 AM, Greg Thompson
>>         <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com <mailto:greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>
>>         <mailto:greg.a.thompson@gmail.com
>>         <mailto:greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>>> wrote:
>>
>>             Is there a website somewhere that these sorts of things can be
>>             archived?
>>             E.g., I just noticed that XMCA's (kinda clunky!) home page has
>>             links to
>>             videos from 2010 and 2008 but nothing more recent.
>>             http://lchc.ucsd.edu/mca/
>>
>>             Seems a shame for this link only to appear on Andy's page
>>         and in
>>             this email
>>             that will soon be buried...
>>
>>             Anyone have any ideas?
>>
>>             -greg
>>
>>             On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 4:47 PM, Andy Blunden
>>         <ablunden@mira.net <mailto:ablunden@mira.net>
>>             <mailto:ablunden@mira.net <mailto:ablunden@mira.net>>> wrote:
>>
>>             > In January and February, I delivered 10 lectures on *The
>>             Concepts of CHAT*
>>             > in Melbourne.
>>             > I have edited them up into a series of videos, using the
>>         PowerPoint
>>             > slides, subtitles and audience views to enhance the
>>         talking head.
>>             > Shukla Sikder and Feiyan Chen did a great job in video
>>         recording
>>             the whole
>>             > thing and the quality is good.
>>             > The concepts covered are: Action, behaviour and
>>         consciousness;
>>             Genetic
>>             > method; unity and dichotomy;  Analysis by units and germ
>>         cell;  Word
>>             > meaning and artefact-mediated action, dual stimulation;
>>         Perezhivanie and
>>             > catharsis, social situation of development,
>>         disability/compensation;
>>             > Concepts during childhood;  Spontaneous, true and actual
>>             concepts; the
>>             > emotions; Activity: operations, actions and activities;
>>         Object
>>             of activity
>>             > in Leontyev, Engeström and Vygotsky; Project as unit of
>>         social life.
>>             > The videos and a link to the prescribed reading is at
>>             > https://vimeo.com/groups/301100/
>>             >
>>             > There's 10 hours of video there, so I don't expect
>>         reviews from
>>             xmca-ers,
>>             > but anyone teaching CHAT might consider whether it meets
>>         some of
>>             your
>>             > needs. I try to confine myself to what I know something
>>         about
>>             and as best I
>>             > could, stayed away from issues of Psychology and Learning
>>             Science of which
>>             > I am ignorant. Just the Concepts.
>>             >
>>             > Andy
>>             > --
>>             >
>>         ------------------------------------------------------------
>> ------------
>>             > *Andy Blunden*
>>             > http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>>         <http://home.pacific.net.au/%7Eandy/>
>>             <http://home.pacific.net.au/%7Eandy/>
>>             >
>>             >
>>
>>
>>             --
>>             Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
>>             Assistant Professor
>>             Department of Anthropology
>>             880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
>>             Brigham Young University
>>             Provo, UT 84602
>>             http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>         --         It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural
>> science
>>         with an object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an
>> object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.
>>
>>
>>
>


-- 
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.