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[Xmca-l] Re: The emergence of Boundary Ojbects

You are coming through bright and clear, Alfredo.

The invocation of Ingold in the discussion seems entirely fitting. Many of
us have read,
others read in, Making and his earlier writings.

The focus on design also reminded of this comment by Herb Simon that Martin
and I have been thinking about :  "Everyone designs who devises courses of
action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones.”


On Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 8:12 AM, Alfredo Jornetgil <alfredoj@uvic.ca> wrote:

> Thanks, Larry, for your very interesting reading of the topics in our
> article. I like very much your metaphor of the table, which points out the
> organizational aspect that we aimed to describe with regard to boundary
> objects. Rolf has done an excellent case about this in his previous e-mail.
> I'd like also to pick up on your comments about subject matter. Indeed,
> the title of the paper, "The Matter of Space" was intended precisely as a
> play on words that was to mark the issue of space both as matter, and as
> subject matter. As to the connections with Mead, I have only recently begun
> to read him, and actually motivated by some of the last e-mails in this
> list about Mead. But I definitely think that one of the points was what I
> heard Jean Lave say in a lecture that Andy uploaded here(
> https://vimeo.com/28855105 ):  "We always learn what we are already
> doing". So, one question we set up for ourselves in this paper was: how is
> the doing, which is primary, and the coming along a trajectory of
> conceptual development related to each other?
> Thanks,
> Alfredo
> ((Sorry I write outside of the thread of e-mails, but I am having some
> troubles to publish in xmca from my e-mail address and I must do some
> tests. The e-mail below aimed to address Larry's last e-mail on the
> article's discussion thread. This e-mail may end up appearing several
> times. Apologies...))


Both environment and species change in the course of time, and thus
ecological niches are not stable and given forever (Polotova & Storch,
Ecological Niche, 2008)