Paper from last year on action, counterfactual action and neurophenomenology – also with links to direct perception.
May be of interest!
Here is my review of Hutto and Myin’s radical enactivism…
Originally posted on Dr. Tom Froese:
I was invited to write a review of Hutto and Myin’s Radicalizing Enactivism: Basic Minds without Content for The Journal of Mind and Behavior. You can read my largely positive verdict here:
Increasing numbers of philosophers of mind and cognitive scientists are jumping on the embodied cognition bandwagon. Accordingly, mind is no longer viewed as locked away in some Platonic realm of pure logic, as the computational theory of mind has traditionally proposed. Instead, mind has become identified with purposeful activity in the world, an activity that is realized by the body, extended by usage of tools, and scaffolded by a sociocultural environment.
The AISB50 symposium will also feature some cybernetic art …
Originally posted on Luciana Haill:
I am pleased to announce my paper “Revelations by Flicker: Dream Machines and Electroencephalographic signals in art” has been accepted for the AISB-50 Symposium on “The Future of Art and Computing: A Post-Turing Centennial Perspective”, to be held this April. The Symposium will be on Thursday 3rd April, I am scheduled for 2pm, with AISB-50 running 1-4 April, 2014.
How did an ordinary tool in the Neurophysiology department became a means for spiritual enlightenment? This article follows the emergence of the EEG in artworks, internalised like its predecessor from research laboratories, Flicker. The crossover occurred between Dr Grey Walter’s neurological research with strobes and electroencephalographs, and the arts culture of ‘The Beats’ following his publication of “The Living Brain.” Cyberneticians, psychologists and artists were soon inspiring each other with pioneering chemistry, new artistic styles and new ways of seeing.
Just a thumbs up that Tom has agreed to do a recorded video presentation for this year’s AISB symposium on Re-Conceptualizing Mental “Illness”: Enactive Philosophy and Cognitive Science, An Ongoing Dialogue, 3-4 April at Goldsmiths in London. For the second year now, I’m organizing the symposium with Blay Whitby. Tom’s provisional title is “An Enactive Critique of the Psychopathologies of Cognitive Science”. I’ll be posting a link to the talk here after the AISB convention, as well as some thoughts on the discussions there!