Re: [xmca] mediational theories of mind: Suggestions requested

From: David Cross <davidcross who-is-at>
Date: Wed Aug 29 2007 - 19:24:35 PDT


You might want to look into some of David Snowden's work. It is
definitely interesting, and I think it might be relevant. I have a
couple of papers I can share if you are interested.


"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
> writing
> film
> music
> tv
> rituals
> games
> .........
> 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!!
> mike
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