Tag: cognition

Representation, Enaction, and the Ethics of Simulation


Do violent games train us for violence? Drawing on social psychology and cognitive science, Simon Penny examines the “ethics of simulation.”

Cognition Against Narrative: Six Essays on Contemporary Cognitive Fiction


In his introduction to the Cognitive Fictions cluster, Joseph Tabbi suggests that reflexive, non-narrative literature plays a critical role in the new media ecology. Postmodernist writing by Joseph McElroy and Italo Calvino, the posthumanist thought of Cary Wolfe, and the emerging forms of electronic literature each occupy a position between narrative modes of consciousness and “object-oriented” computer and cognitive science.

a Joseph McElroy festschrift


Andrew Walser introduces a gathering of essays on and by the novelist Joseph McElroy.

Simon Penny responds in turn


Simon Penny recalls that the origins of the human-computer interface, politicized by a military heritage, are now explored by artist-enigineers who chaperone fragmentation and dissent.

N. Katherine Hayles responds


The “cognitive entailments” of a reader, or “interactor,” are where Katherine Hayles redirects the new aesthetics of electronic textuality.

The Cybernetic Turn: Literary into Cultural Criticism


Joseph Tabbi reviews the essay collection Simulacrum America.