Re: [-empyre-] re more fundamental -fwd from Andrew Murpie .

This is precisely the thesis of one of my favorite theorists, Merlin
Donald - but cognition per se has to occur within the brain/mind. Donald
extrapolates this to locate the mind, in terms of evolutionary growth,
increasingly external to brain itself. The argument is rather complex -
the book excellent reading - Alan

On Sat, 8 Nov 2003, -empyre-owner wrote:

> or to perhaps take this in a more positive direction - what if cognition
> occurs within the networks, between skins (machine, human or otherwise),
> i.e. not 'within the brain' or 'within the computer' - and what if the
> explanation of cognition occurs somewhere between machines and humans, and
> between all these schools etc ... "writing" might become one set of streams
> linked to others - a carrier not a picture ...
> this is of course an old question for many artists working with
> technology....
> regards, andrew
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