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The Ecological Approach to Perception and Action

A seminar by Prof. Robert Johnston presenting an interpretation of J.J. Gibson's Ecological Approach to perception and action.

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When

Mar 02, 2009
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM

Where

Q201, Quinn School of Business, UCD, Belfield.

Contact Phone

ext 4737

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I will present my own understanding of J.J. Gibson's Ecological Approach to perception and action. This is an anticognitivist orientation which I find attractive for discussing routine action and the way IS might support routine action. The notion of affordance also connects with themes in phenomenology such as readiness-to-hand. I will to discuss the common misunderstanding that affordances are objective properties of things and suggest that they are more interesting that this ontologically.

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