Article | Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007 | Walking The Cognisphere: Navigation and Digital Media on The Go

Title:
Walking The Cognisphere: Navigation and Digital Media on The Go
Author:
Robert Willim: Department of European Ethnology, Lund University, Sweden
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Year:
2007
Conference:
Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007
Issue:
025
Article no.:
067
Pages:
667-676
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2007-11-27
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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The paper deals with the ways an advanced digital technology like GPS (Global Positioning System) is integrated with the mundane practices of wayfinding and moving on foot. I will use N Katherine Hayles take on the concept cognisphere: ”The cognisphere gives a name and shape to the globally interconnected cognitive systems in which humans are increasingly embedded.” The concept deals with the ways that humans and machines are co-existing in complex systems of data flows. Then; how can the ideas about a cognisphere be related to the anthropologist Tim Ingold’s discussions about bodily mobility; walking and cognition? Use of digital media like GPS devices puts the ideas about cognition and mobility in a new light.

Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Robert Willim
Title:
Walking The Cognisphere: Navigation and Digital Media on The Go
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Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Author:
Robert Willim
Title:
Walking The Cognisphere: Navigation and Digital Media on The Go
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