Interesting tensions I found so far:

  • tensions with computationalism
    • connectionism models at "low-level" (neurons), where computationalism models at "symbolic level"
    • connectionism focused on learning from stimuli (back-propagation in neural networks), where computationalism focuses on learning as "elaborating possibilities through symbolic processing"
  • McLuhan says that all media are extensions of human faculty, and that every extensions also heavily modifies or amputates some other extension

text messaging extends the voice, but amputates our ability to write a letter


  • lower level controls muscle tensions
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