October 27, 2007

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So i’m reading a paper today by Chris Langton on the subject of Artificial Life (available online at http://www.aec.at/en/archiv_files/19931/E1993_025.pdf), in which he points out the fundamental differences between approaches to studying linear and non-linear systems.  I would say that in researching Interaction Culture, we must more fully understand ourselves to be dealing with non-linear systems,…

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So I have expressed it here before, and Thursday’s discussion reminded me of it again. Language seems to structure our cognition. Can we ever have a thought that is not language based? If we did have such a thought could it have any meaning? What I’m saying here is that the unit of analysis of…

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