Yes, Mike. "Toolforthoughts" is a very suitable analysis cathegory to study
mediational means in digital society. Shaffer and Clintons' perspective as
well as other ones have led to a revolution in my point of view about
thought and tools relations. I attach a provisional text, in Portuguese. I
apologize Xmca--ities who don’t my language.
De: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] Em nome
de Mike Cole
Enviada: quinta-feira, 30 de Agosto de 2007 4:57
Para: David Cross
Cc: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Assunto: Re: [xmca] mediational theories of mind: Suggestions requested
Lots of great suggestions. Yes, I think we have agreed about the affinity of
toolforthoughts and mediational theories of mind.
Yes Dewey (Hickman on "Dewey's pragmatic philosophy"?? What Snowdon? How
about Understanding Media as an opener for
> "Truth is the daughter of time, not of authority."
> Sir Francis Bacon
> On Aug 29, 2007, at 5:12 PM, Mike Cole wrote:
> Dear Xmca-ites---
> Toward the end of the month I will begin teaching a grad course on
> mediational theories of mind.
> I would love suggestions for interesting readings.
> We will be looking in a sort of "mcLuhanesque" way at the affordances of
> different kinds of mediators
> in human action/activity/mind.
> So, language and thought
> Starting with early 20th century writers of general familiarity to members
> of this list, I have been thinking about including
> such works as Cszikentmihalyi, "meaning of things," Turkle's recent
> "evocative objects," and perhaps something on mediated
> behavior in large groups such as "the wisdom of crowds."
> Any and all suggestions warmly welcomed. So much going on its hard to even
> think about how to begin to think about this
> upcoming fall!!
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