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A Shifting Boundary: the dynamics of internal cognition and the web as external representation

Dix, Alan (2011) A Shifting Boundary: the dynamics of internal cognition and the web as external representation. pp. 1-8. In: Proceedings of the ACM WebSci'11, June 14-17 2011, Koblenz, Germany.

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Various disciplines have begun to emphasise the role of the external environment in human cognition. While initially focused on physical interactions, these theories are also of clear relevance to the web, especially in its role as external representation of human knowledge, potentially obviating the need to remember basic facts. Internal representation and cognition remain important, but change in the face of a pervasive digital environment. This paper explores the evolving dynamic between internal and external cognition, in particular the shift from knowledge to meta-knowledge and the way this impacts learning, society and, perhaps, the very nature of our own minds.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Web Science Comments:WebSci Conference 2011
Subjects:WS3 Web Engineering > WS31 Protocols
WS2 Artificial Intelligence > WS23 Inference
Web Science Events > Web Science 2011
ID Code:436
Deposited By: Lisa Sugiura
Deposited On:07 Jun 2011 16:53
Last Modified:25 Oct 2011 17:11

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