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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter 2020

Making and Studying Notes

From the book Annotations in Scholarly Editions and Research

  • Willard McCarty


To paraphrase Edwin Hutchins, a “cognitive ecology” is a study of a cognitive phenomenon in its whole context - material, biological, anthropological, psychological, social, historical. Here I argue that annotation’s cognitive ecology has potential for richly informing the application of digital techniques to making, studying and transforming all manner of annotative practices. The Cognitive Sciences have much to say that would be of help in reorientating our perspective to bring the dynamic variety and inventive genius of these practices into focus before we attempt implementation.

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