Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 32, No. 148. Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London Hosted by King's Digital Lab www.dhhumanist.org Submit to: email@example.com Date: 2018-10-31 08:29:20+00:00 From: Willard McCarty
Subject: wayfinding? One of the functions of Humanist that I found difficult to do without was putting research questions to a large and diversely learned audience. The latest of these questions is still a live one, so I will take this opportunity to ask it now that I can. Especially since Lucy Suchman's Plans and Situated Actions (1987, revised as Human-Machine Reconfigurations, 2007)*, wayfinding has been a popular way to think about human-machine relations. She begins the 1987 book by reference to a 1964 anthropological study of the Trukese (Chuukese, Micronesian), with particular attention to how they navigate. The 2007 book begins with quotations from anthropologist Tim Ingold's Perception of the Environment (2000) and John Bowers' MA dissertation, Improvising Machines (2002)**. My question is this: where would you go apart from the above better to understand wayfinding in the Micronesian sense? Many thanks for any pointers. Yours, WM --- *See esp Paul Duguid's retrospective discussion, "On rereading. Suchman and Situated Action", Le Libellio d’AEGIS 8.2: 3-9, http://courses.ischool.berkeley.edu/i218/s15/Duguid_Suchman.2012.pdf **https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/bc8d/9c9cb9827dd7cd028bcf615d28b6c91318f2.pdf -- Willard McCarty (www.mccarty.org.uk/), Professor emeritus, Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London; Adjunct Professor, Western Sydney University; Editor, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews (www.tandfonline.com/loi/yisr20) _______________________________________________ Unsubscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted List posts to: firstname.lastname@example.org List info and archives at at: http://dhhumanist.org Listmember interface at: http://dhhumanist.org/Restricted/ Subscribe at: http://dhhumanist.org/membership_form.php
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