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In the new study, Chemero and graduate students Dobromir Dotov and Lin Nie tracked the hand movements of people using a mouse to guide a cursor during a series of motor tests. Part way through the tests, the cursor lagged behind the mouse. After a few seconds, it worked again. When Chemero’s team analyzed how people moved the mouse, they found profound differences between patterns produced during mouse function and malfunction.
When the mouse worked, hand motions followed a mathematical form known as “one over frequency,” or pink noise. It’s a pattern that pops up repeatedly in the natural world, from universal electromagnetic wave fluctuations to tidal flows to DNA sequences. Scientists don’t fully understand pink noise, but there’s evidence that our cognitive processes are naturally attuned to it.
But when the researchers’ mouse malfunctioned, the pink noise vanished. Computer malfunction made test subjects aware of it — what Heidegger called “unreadiness-at-hand” — and the computer was no longer part of their cognition. Only when the mouse started working again did cognition return to normal. (One assumes, though the researchers didn’t test the proposition, that cognition would also have returned to normal had test subjects stood up and stopped using the computer.)
The results demonstrate how people fuse with their tools, said Chemero.
Na sexta-feira (11/03), anunciamos no Google Groups desse CrowdfundingBR que os códigos-fonte do Catarse foram abertos, ou seja, estão disponíveis para qualquer pessoa acessar, propor mudanças ou utilizar como base para desenvolver seu próprio sistema.
Recently Ive missed a few gigs because Ive been unable to keep track of the multitude of bands that I would love to see. This got me thinking, what if you, from one website, could track just the bands you like and only recieve alerts when they are playing in your area?
O Catarse é um site que tem um modelo de funcionar diferente do que a gente tá acostumado por aí. Pra tirar todas as dúvidas de o que você tem que fazer para apoiar um projeto, fizemos esse pequeno guia.
1) Cadastre-se no Catarse. Isso é bem fácil, é só acessar o botão “Cadastre-se” ali em…
“There are no technologies without vices and none that are neutral.”—
“If we examine technologies honestly, each one as its faults as well as its virtues. There are no technologies without vices and none that are neutral. The consequences of a technology expand with its disruptive nature. Powerful technologies will be powerful in both directions – for good and bad. There is no powerfully constructive technology that is not also powerfully destructive in another direction, just as there is no great idea that cannot be greatly perverted for great harm. The greater the promise of a new technology, the greater its potential for harm as well”