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Walking The Cognisphere - Navigation and Digital Media on The Go

Willim, Robert LU (2007) Inter: European Cultural Studies Conference In Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings p.667-676
Abstract
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.
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walking, GPS, new media, mobility, navigation, digital media, sitting society
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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
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10 pages
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Linköping University Electronic Press
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Inter: European Cultural Studies Conference
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1650-3686
1650-3740
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Home made: the cultural dynamics of the inconspicuous
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English
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  abstract     = {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.},
  author       = {Willim, Robert},
  booktitle    = {Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings},
  issn         = {1650-3686},
  keyword      = {walking,GPS,new media,mobility,navigation,digital media,sitting society},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {667--676},
  publisher    = {Linköping University Electronic Press},
  title        = {Walking The Cognisphere - Navigation and Digital Media on The Go},
  year         = {2007},
}