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Clay Spinuzzi
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Reading :: Mind over Machine
Mind Over Machine By Hubert L. Dreyfus and Stewart E. Dreyfus I've been rereading some of the mid-1980s work that introduced activity theory to the West, specifically paying attention to how it was positioned as an alternative to information-processing cogn...
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Reading :: The Extended Mind
The Extended Mind Edited by Richary Menary Don't confuse this book with the one I recently reviewed with the same title by Robert K. Logan. This one is a collection of essays about the extended mind hypothesis, famously discussed in an article by Clark and ...
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(The regular production of innovation)
Recently I was asked to put together three videos and a webinar for graduate students at the program " Learning in and for the New Working Life " (LINA) at University West in Trollhättan, Sweden. We had a really enjoyable session (or at least I had a great ...
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Reading :: Supersizing the Mind
Supersizing the Mind: Embodiment, Action, and Cognitive Extension By Andy Clark I'm pretty sure I picked this 2008 book up several years ago with the intention of reading and reviewing it, but somewhere along the way, I put it down again. Now I can see why:...
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Reading :: On Justification
On Justification: Economies of Worth By Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thevenot This book was published in French in 1991 and in English in 2006. Here, a sociologist (Boltanski) and an economist (Thevenot) examine the question: What frameworks do people use to u...
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Reading :: Human-Machine Reconfigurations
Human-Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions, 2nd Edition By Lucy A. Suchman Lucy Suchman's Plans and Situated Actions (1987) was a huge influence on the fields of human-computer interaction and computer-supported cooperative work. It currentl...
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Reading :: Decision Making in Action
Decision Making in Action: Models and Methods Edited by Gary A. Klein, Judith Orasanu, Roberta Calderwood, and Caronline E. Zsambok Recently I reviewed an edited collection on naturalistic decision making (NDM) that resulted from the Second Naturalistic Dec...
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Reading :: The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind, and Culture
The Extended Mind: The Emergence of Language, the Human Mind, and Culture By Robert K. Logan My friends, I use this blog to process my readings, evaluate them, and understand how they fit in with various scholarly conversations. Usually this approach works ...
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Reading :: Culture and Thought
Culture and Thought: A Psychological Introduction By Michael Cole and Sylvia Scribner Cole and Scribner published this book in 1974 for "the beginning student" who was interested in culture and cognition as well as "the advanced student and the professional...
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Reading :: The Psychology of Literacy
The Psychology of Literacy By Sylvia Scribner and Michael Cole This book was published in 1981, shortly after Cole helped Luria publish Cognitive Development  (1976) and after Cole, Scribner and colleagues coedited the Vygotsky collection Mind in Society (1...
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