Thursday, November 17, 2005

Interesting article in the Economist

Hey Everyone:
There was an interesting article in the Economist this week regarding an experiment done by a cognitive scientist at Yale on how people can communicate by creating a new language virtually through use of symbols and markers. I wonder how Hutchins would view this experiment as it seems to me to go completely against his perspective on communication. It's an interesting article - check it out if you have time:
http://economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=5135495
Amy

1 Comments:

Blogger Alison said...

Amy,
I saw this and loved the last paragraph where it basically claims it doesn't matter what the symbol is, as long as both agree on the meaning. Back to Fleck we go - everything is just agreed upon!

4:28 PM  

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