Brain, Mind and Internet: A Deep History and Future by David J. Staley (auth.)

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The scale of our queries – our ability to ask questions, that most fundamental of human cognitive abilities – is being enhanced by our participation in global networks. The existence of a network of intelligent brains is hardly new, of course: the ‘new invisible college’ is in many ways an updated version of its 18th-century counterpart, helped along by electronic networks. The Republic of Letters connected the best minds of Europe with that analog networking technology. What is different here, I think, is our reconceptualization of the value of such networks, and our growing understanding that these networks have effects on cognition, on our ability to solve wicked problems.

In various visual representations, the great scholar sits alone among his books, globes and calipers. Far from being alone within the cathedral of his mind, I view those portraits of St Jerome as a man whose mind consists of both his brain and the technical apparatus of his study. To what degree is the self that is ‘St Jerome’ indistinguishable from his study? How has the particular configuration of his books defined his mind? With each book added to the shelf of his study, with each book that he reads or writes, how has the definition of his ‘inner self ’ been altered?

18 (emphasis mine) It is unsurprising to me that Bolter finds the boundary between the mind and the writing space difficult to discern; in the language we have been using here, we indeed cannot separate the biologically-based mind from its systems of external representation. Whenever we write, we preserve our thoughts in external symbolic form. That external writing space is not a neutral medium for our thoughts, however. Depending on whether we are writing on clay tablets or papyrus scrolls or upon the pages of a book, the material surface of our writing space shapes our thoughts.

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