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From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 06:48:59 +0100

                Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 21, No. 43.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

   [1] From: IngentaConnect InTouch (35)
         Subject: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews vol. 21 no. 1 (March

   [2] From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk> (27)
         Subject: on awareness

         Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 06:28:30 +0100
         From: IngentaConnect InTouch <intouch_at_ingentaconnect.com>
         Subject: Interdisciplinary Science Reviews vol. 21 no. 1 (March 2007)

Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 21.1 (March 2007)

ISR editorial
Cattermole, Howard

What does sustainability look like? Green architecture as an
aesthetic proposition
Seibold-Bultmann, Ursula

Mutually assured pathogenicity
Cockell, Charles S.

Surviving childhood in India and Ethiopia
Sargent, Michael G.

The Antikythera Mechanism reconsidered
Wright, M.T.

A strand of vermicelli: Dr Darwin's part in the creation of
Frankenstein's monster
Smith, C.U.M.

The two cultures, or the end of the world as we know it
Luckhurst, Roger

Feminist epistemology after postmodernism: critiquing science,
technology and globalisation
Braidotti, Rosi

Science War II: the shift from physics to biology as the field of struggle
Fuller, Steve

Book Reviews
Knight, David

         Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 06:34:59 +0100
         From: Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
         Subject: on awareness

Martin E. Müller, "Being aware: where we think the action is",
Cognition, Technology & Work 9.2 (June 2007): 109-126.

Abstract. The term awareness has become one of
the core concepts in human (computer-)
interaction. By awareness we usually try to
describe a human’s capability of perception and
the cognitive effort related to an apperception
task as well as similar abilities of a computer
system to act sensitively with respect to
context. But what does it mean to be aware in or
of some context? Are not all things assembled in
a system affected by being in that system --
being aware of it or not? What does it take to be
aware and what are the consequences of being not
aware? This article discusses recent paradigms of
computer science in the context of philosophy of
mind, psychology of perception and sociology to
shed light on awareness, context, perception and
affection. The conclusion that is drawn is that
any observation is inherently predetermined by
our model of the world: the meaning of data we
collect is determined by the model assumptions
under which the observer is running.

Dr Willard McCarty | Reader in Humanities
Computing | Centre for Computing in the
Humanities | King's College London | http://staff.cch.kcl.ac.uk/~wmccarty/.
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