The role of artefacts in relation to agency

Project: Dissertation

Research areas and keywords

Keywords

  • Agency, Design semiotics, Design theory, Cognitive semiotics, semiotics, Artefacts, Derived agency, Enhanced agency

Description

I aim to provide a cognitive semiotic explanation of the relationship between artefacts and human beings in relation to agency. Many animals are capable of using or making tools, in this sense, there is a continuity between nonhuman animals and human beings. Nevertheless, the improvement of artefacts by means of design is a human-unique feature. Thus, design is useful to address the question of human agency.

Layman's description

I aim to provide an explanation of the relationship between artefacts and human beings in relation to agency. Many animals are capable of using or making tools. Nevertheless, the improvement of artefacts by means of design is a human-unique feature. Thus, design is useful to address the question of human agency.
Short titleArtefacts and agency
Acronymaa
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2018/09/03 → …

Participants

Related research output

Juan Carlos Mendoza-Collazos, 2020, In: Cognitive Semiotics. 13, 2

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