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Making Sense: Cognition, Computing, Art, and Embodiment

Author
Simon Penny
Publisher / Label
Mit Press
Country
USA
Language
English
Publication year
2017
Type of publication
Book
Number of pages
544
ISBN
9780262036757

Index

Contents

Series Foreword vii 
Preface ix
Acknowledgments xv 
Introduction xvii
Intermezzo: Sugar and Slaves, Navigation and Cartography,
Deixis and Representationalism xxxv

I   Minds, Brains, and Biology 1

1   How Did We Get Here? 3
2   The Biology of Cognition 15
3   What Was Cybernetics? 41
4   Giant Brains of the Military-Industrial Complex 65
5   The Rise of Artificial Intelligence 89
6   Gravity Drowned: The Collapse of Computationalism 107
7   Complexity, Nonlinear Dynamics, and Self Organizing Systems 127
8   Artificial Life: Emergence and Machine Creativity 141
9   Rethinking Cognitivism 161

II A Body of Knowledge 179

10   Mindful Bodies 181
11   The New Cognitive Science-Embodied, Embedded, Enactive 193 
12   Mind, Body, World 215
13   Mind beyond Brain: Extending Cognition 
    beyond the Individual 239 
14  Tools, Cognition, and Skill 253
15   Representation 279	
16   Consciousness, Selfhood, and the Cognitive Unconscious 297

Ill Toward an Aesthetics of Behavior 313

17   Postcognitivism and the Aesthetics of Behavior  315
18   The Trouble with Computers 329
19   The Roots of New Media Art 343
20   A Critical Aesthetics of Performative Technologies  355
21   Applying Postcognitivist Approaches to Arts and Cultural Practices 373
22   Embodiment and Interaction 393
23   Improvisation, Interaction, and Play 401
24   The Representational, the Performative, and the Processual 411
25   Theory and Practice 421

Epilogue: Art, Cognition, Disciplinarity, and Institutions 427

Notes 443 
References 461 
Index 489