Saturday, 3 December 2011
“Once thought breaks the frame of the human mind and the human subject, as it does with tool use, identity begins to unravel. Thinking does not take place within the interiority of the subject; rather, it occurs in the contact among the surfaces of user, tool, and environment. As a consequence of taking distributed cognition seriously, humans are no longer the beings who think but rather the things who think alongside and in accord with computational prosthetics.” - Broglio, R., 2008. Technologies of the Picturesque: British Art, Poetry, and Instruments, 1750-1830, Bucknell University Press., p. 22.