Ambient learning and self authorship : human minds, cultural tools, immersive worlds

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Kelly, Owen
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-26T09:01:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-26T09:01:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-6262-4 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-6261-7 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/17887
dc.description.abstract This thesis begins with an examination of the Marinetta Ombro project, a lengthy exercise in building a virtual culture, carried out by staff and students at Arcada, a university of applied science. Arcada's experience in Second Life revealed much about the ways people think, feel and act inside synthetic worlds, and about the ways in which they live their lives as narrative. The second part of the thesis examines the implications of these findings with reference to the work of artists and writers, philosophers, theologians and neuro-scientists. It looks at how we relate to the world, where our ideas come from, what "it is like to be" us; and concludes that, in contrast to our usual view of ourselves, "we are stories all the way down". In the final part of the thesis the author looks at how we can apply this knowledge socially and politically, in a world of ambient learning; and what tools we can build to assist us in authoring our (social) selves. en
dc.format.extent 272
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 88/2015
dc.subject.other Art education en
dc.title Ambient learning and self authorship : human minds, cultural tools, immersive worlds en
dc.type G4 Monografiaväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Taiteiden ja suunnittelun korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Arts, Design and Architecture en
dc.contributor.department Taiteen laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Art en
dc.subject.keyword virtuaalimaailmat en
dc.subject.keyword taidekasvatus en
dc.subject.keyword virtual worlds fi
dc.subject.keyword art education fi
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-6262-4
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (monograph) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (monografia) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Varto, Juha, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Art, Finland en
dc.opn Alexander, Bryan, PhD, National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education NITLE, United States
dc.date.defence 2015-08-28


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