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Embodiment : computer networks and symbiosis revisited

conference contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Ashley Holmes
In a discussion that investigates understanding of individual and shared realities we consider in this paper suggestions that computer-mediation has a dehumanising, disembodying effect. A tonic blended from Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology and Latour and Callon's actor-network theory is prescribed as an antidote for what has been described as the post-human condition. It is suggested that J.C.R. Licklider's notion of human-computer symbiosis from 1960 may be reconsidered to investigate contemporary networked computer communication using the "six step key" from the theory of autopoiesis (Varela, Maturana & Uri be, 1974) to establish whether the Internet may be considered a consensual domain, or an autopoietic unity.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Parent Title

Proceedings of the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications,.

Start Page

2594

End Page

2597

Number of Pages

4

Start Date

01/01/2003

ISBN-13

9781880094488

Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Publisher

Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education

Place of Publication

Norfolk, VA, USA

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Informatics and Communication;

Era Eligible

No

Name of Conference

World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications

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CQUniversity

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