Spatial embedding of a collective cognitive activity for spatial representation

Brassac Christian
Le Ber Florence
Language of the article : French
DOI: 10.3406/intel.2005.1727
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Agronomists and computer scientists work together in order to design a knowledge based system. They focus on the representation of the spatial organisation of farm territories. This representation of a certain type of space is a collaborative ac­tivity embedded within its own space; this collaborative activity relies on an interactional story whose resources are expertises, documents, instruments and also writing supports. Based on the paradigm of the situated and distributed cognition, our ap­proach considers that the interaction is a dynamic process that shapes linguistic, corporal, and artefactual forms. We show how the mobilisation of these resources which are cognitive, corporal, documentary and material, allows the group to achieve its work. Our analysis underlines that this work articulates four spaces : the agricul­tural space, the group working space, the writing space, and the numerical space which is the project’s horizon.

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Brassac Christian, Le Ber Florence (2005/2-3). Spatial embedding of a collective cognitive activity for spatial representation. In Mondada Lorenza (Eds), Space, inter/action & cognition, Intellectica, 41-42, (pp.181-200), DOI: 10.3406/intel.2005.1727.