Posts Tagged ‘philosophy’

From Computational Theory of Mind and Distributed Cognition – a Universal Cognition Theory

March 18, 2011 at 21:37

Hierarchy of a tree

Hierarchy of a tree

The following is a final essay written for Emanuele Bardone’s course Philosophy of Cognition and mainly focuses on comparing Computational Theory of Mind with Distributed Cognition theory.

When it comes to cognition and how mind works, or both how and why we tick the way we do as I like to call it, there are two known theories that are more known and are subject of many debates: Computational Theory of Mind and Distributed Cognition Theory. Both of these theories are essential parts of modern cognitive sciences – studies of the process of thought – and how we make decisions in the environment that we exist in.

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Network of Emotions

November 13, 2010 at 23:47

Keyboard smileys!

Keyboard smileys!

I must admit that I have read far too many articles on interactivity in recent weeks. But this has given me a couple of thoughts I would like to share. I dealt with interactivity in one of my recent posts in relation to a course I am taking in university, but I am now going to tackle the other side of the coin: the less ‘academically correct’ personal side. If we consider interactivity a property of technology that attempts to mimic and support – in the long run – as closely as possible interpersonal relationships, then this can have a serious impact on how we communicate and keep in touch in general. We have only recently been introduced to such a world, but it will be our children who will grow up in this new ‘network of emotions’, where we share private details of our lives with not only friends, but also strangers and have that impact on their perceptions of us.

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Disconnecting to connect

October 13, 2010 at 0:03

World within a world

A world within a world

This post is inspired by a video shared with me by a friend and an ex-colleague which brings attention to the fact that as we get surrounded more and more by technology, we often miss the magic of life, things that are there, with us, at arms length, yet what we may never notice by being ‘connected’ to online world with our handheld devices or computers in general.

Will our children not know the smell of new books?

Will our children never develop a crush with someone whose online profile they have not glanced at before?

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The Philosophy of Technology

October 12, 2010 at 1:20

The Thinker

The Thinker

In the recent weeks I’ve been puzzled about how much I tend to approach various matters related to my course materials using methods outside the box, often turning to philosophical explanations. Part of it is driven by how theoretical my courses have been so far, in comparison to what I was used to during my bachelors studies. Another part is because I have lived and breathed the world of technology and internet, especially in the recent handful years, more than I ever did before. It has become a small part of who I am and is closely tied to my aspirations in life.

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