Re: Get lost, Mr. Cochlea! ("Mikael.Fernstrom" )

Subject: Re: Get lost, Mr. Cochlea!
From:    "Mikael.Fernstrom"  <Mikael.Fernstrom(at)UL.IE>
Date:    Tue, 27 Feb 2001 17:19:43 +0000

Regarding "ignore/discard", I'd like to point in the direction of J.J. Gibson's Purple Perils ( June 1960: he recognizes the minimum principle of perception = (perception is "economical", only picks up, or processes, what's necessary), which = implies that graceful degradation of sound works. October 1969: he provides an elegant definition of affordances and = direct perception - "Information .... does not consist of signals to be interpreted, nor data that must be supplemented from a store house of knowledge. I am suggesting that nothing less than the hypothesis that meanings are not subjective contributions but objective facts. I prefer = to call the meanings of things their affordances, that is, what they = afford the observer. The meanings of things in this sense are perceptible = properties of things...." -------------------------------------------------------------------- Mikael Fernstr=F6m, M.Sc. Interaction Design Centre & ULIM University of Limerick Interactive = Media, Computer Science Building, CS232, University of Limerick, Ireland Phone: +353-61-202606, Mobile: +353-86-8188079 Fax: +353-61-202734 Email: mikael.fernstrom(at) <mailto:mikael.fernstrom(at)> Web: <>=20 <>=20

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