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13 In addition, scholars such as Bruce Smith (2010) and Gail Kern Paster (2004) have produced exciting works engaging historical phenomenology that approaches the historical cognitive science of which Sutton (2009) writes. While none of these are explicitly distributed approaches, each exemplifies the impulse to connect cognition and culture. Because the kinds of learning that embodied human brains naturally favor involve the co-opting of highly specific external resources, cognitive science must always remain deeply embedded in culture, and distributed approaches offer the most robust framework for analyzing these relationships.
Characterizable in terms of participants’ ongoing orientation to problems of space and time” (1997: 42). While a contemporary airport operations room and an early modern theatre may at first blush seem to have little in 28 COGNITION IN THE GLOBE common, Suchman’s description points to important commonalities between the two: Both are “event-driven, highstakes activities” (Hutchins and Palen 1997: 24) and feature a time-pressured environment, a group of trained workers within a purpose-designed space, and the interplay between set protocols and the constant adjustments and improvisations needed to meet moment-to-moment contingencies.
They cue a prohibition” (1995b: 45). Kirsh gives the example of a rag left on a hot handle, signaling that the pot is temporarily off limits. Kent acts temporarily as the rag on the pot, constraining further entrance possibilities. None of the remaining entrances can be made according to the Beckerman principle. Edgar must enter from the opposite door or risk violating the hard-won nomination of the space; he cannot enter from the door associated with Gloucester’s house without seriously misleading the audience.