Interactivity and thought

Clark, Herb; Kirsh, David; Goldin-Meadow, Susan and Rogers, Yvonne (2011). Interactivity and thought. In: CogSci 2011, 20-23 Jul 2011, Boston, MA, USA.



A shared tenet of embodied, embedded, situated and distributed cognition is that people make sense of things interactively. They run a simulation, they exchange words, often taking turns to change and steer the flow of interaction; they gesture, they handle or manipulate things, they write, sketch or model. Because the concept of interaction seems intuitive, and the phenomena so pervasive, researchers tend to use the term to do more work than they have time to explain. This symposium explores different ideas about the way interactivity is understood, and how it figures in thought processes

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  • Published in Expanding the Space of Cognitive Science: Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Boston, Massachusetts, July 20-23, 2011 / edited by Laura Carlson, Christoph Hoelscher, Thomas F. Shipley, pp. 290-291 (ISBN. 978-0-9768318-7-7)
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  • interactivity; thought; cognition; conversation; coordination; gesture; projection; external representations; context aware
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  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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  • Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
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  • Mary Mcmahon