Walking The Cognisphere

Robert Willim
Department of European Ethnology, Lund University, Sweden

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Ingår i: Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11-13 June 2007

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 25:67, s. 667-676

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Publicerad: 2007-11-27


ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


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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