The dynamic structure of everyday life

  title={The dynamic structure of everyday life},
  author={Philip E. Agre},
J Computational theories of action have generally understood the organized nature of human activity in terms of the construction and execution of computer-program-like structures called plans. By consigning the phenomena of contingency and improvisation to peripheral roles, this view of activity has led to grossly impractical technical proposals. I would like to propose an alternative view of human activity. According to this view, contingency is a central feature of the world of everyday… CONTINUE READING
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