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A teleonomic distributed cognition approach to architectural design

Ireland, Tim, Cárdenas-García, Jaime F. (2017) A teleonomic distributed cognition approach to architectural design. Technoetic Arts, 15 (1). pp. 15-34. ISSN 1477-965X. E-ISSN 1758-9533. (doi:10.1386/tear.15.1.15_1) (KAR id:64113)

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The purpose of this article is to explore a newly defined concept of distributed cognition in a spatial domain and to propose how this conceptualization may be applied to how architectural space is organized. A novel view of distributed cognition is presented, which is concerned with the purposive behaviour of an organism-in-its-environment. We term this concept teleonomic distributed cognition. Teleonomic distributed cognition is the ability of an organism (including humans) to interact with its environment for the purpose of satisfying its physiological (internal and external) and social needs in order to survive and sustain itself. An implication of this approach is that the sensory capabilities that drive the teleonomic distributed cognition of the organism define its spatial domain.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1386/tear.15.1.15_1
Uncontrolled keywords: distributed cognition, spatial organization, configuration, agency, spatial intelligence, Teleonomy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
N Visual Arts > NA Architecture
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA440 Geometry
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems)
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Arts and Humanities > Kent School of Architecture and Planning
Depositing User: Tim Ireland
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2017 08:58 UTC
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2024 17:21 UTC
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