Acting, Imagining, Symbolizing

Lev Manovich
Software Takes Command
p. 98

Manovich leads the reader from Jean Piaget and the stages of child development (kinaesthetic, visual, symbolic) through Jerome Bruner to different mentalities (enactive, iconic, symbolic) that “do not replace each other but are added” through to Alan Kay’s interpretation of this theory as a user interface.

This provided additional motivation for the idea that if computers were to function as a dynamic medium for learning and creativity they should allow their users to think not only through symbols but also through actions and images.

Lev_Manovich pdf of  page 98

And so for day 3053

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