Article published in:Cognition Distributed: How cognitive technology extends our minds
Edited by Itiel E. Dror and Stevan Harnad
[Benjamins Current Topics 16] 2008
► pp. 137–144
Distributed cognition, representation, and affordance
This article describes a representation-based framework of distributed cognition. This framework considers distributed cognition as a cognitive system whose structures and processes are distributed between internal and external representations, across a group of individuals, and across space and time. The major issue for distributed research, under this framework, are the distribution, transformation, and propagation of information across the components of the distributed cognitive system and how they affect the performance of the system as a whole. To demonstrate the value of this representation-based approach, the framework was used to describe and explain an important, challenging, and controversial issue — the concept of affordance.
Keywords: affordance, distributed cognition, internal and external representations
Published online: 17 December 2008
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