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Distributed Cognition: Call for Papers for June 30 2005

Stevan Harnad harnad at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Thu May 19 10:44:12 EST 2005

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        CALL FOR PAPERS on Distributed Cognition
        Second special issue in the series Cognition and Technology
        Editors: Stevan Harnad and Itiel Dror

        Deadline: June 30, 2005
    Cognition used to be thought of as largely individual-based, but
    with the advent of the web and other new technologies it is becoming
    clear that cognition can also be distributed across different agents,
    both human and virtual. Not only has the web provided the medium
    for distributed communication, collaboration, and coding on a scale
    undreamt of a few decades ago, but it has added autonomous software
    processes to the interaction, as agents that hold their own alongside
    the human ones.

    This special issue will be dedicated to examining both of these
    roles of technology: (1) as providing the medium and means (for
    facilitating human interactive cognition) and (2) as providing some
    of the messengers and messages (software agents contributing to the
    interaction). We are calling for reports on actual and potential ways
    the web and cognate technologies transform how people read, write,
    think, teach, learn, and otherwise gather, process, and exchange
    information, including scientific and scholarly information and
    the origins and evolution of existing and new forms of language
    and discourse. Of particular interest for this special issue are
    technologically induced transformations that induce substantive
    changes in any aspect of cognition itself.

    Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2005
    Publication: Summer 2006
    Send submissions jointly to:
    harnad at uqam.ca
    Stevan Harnad
    Chaire de Recherche du Canada
    Centre de Neuroscience de la Cognition
    Universite du Quebec a Montreal
    Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3P8
    id at ecs.soton.ac.uk
    Itiel Dror
    Southampton University
    Southampton SO17 1BJ
    United Kingdom

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