"Embodied cognition and the magical future of interaction design" named Notable Article

from Computing Reviews


David Kirsh's article "Embodied cognition and the magical future of interaction design" has been named a Notable Article in Computing by Computing Reviews.

In this paper, cognitive scientist David Kirsh contributes to state-of-the-art research on how tools and our changing body image shape human cognition. Starting from McLuhan’s famous statement, “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us,” Kirsh outlines the key tenets of the embodied cognition paradigm, which aims to overcome the Cartesian body/mind dualism that still permeates our culture, and shows clear examples from his studies on expert dancers.

See Computing Review's review of Kirsh's article

See also an account in Nature of Kirsh's recent work with choreographer Wayne McGregor which formed the basis for some of this work.

 

Members of random dance developing movements becoming 2013.

Members of random dance developing movements becoming 2013.