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Making Substance 2022: Finding Maritime Asia 造物谈2022: 寻找海洋亚洲

Crossing the Ocean and Leading the Stars: Ocean Navigation Reading Workshop 过洋牵星:海洋导航阅读工作坊

Event Information

Date: 27 September 2022
Time: 06:00 09:00
Venue: Space-tracking Ship Yuanwang 1 at Huangpu Riverside
Speaker: Sun Jiyuan
Language: Chinese


日期: 2022年 9月 27日
时间: 06:00 09:00
场馆: 远望一号航天测量船(黄浦滨江)
主讲人: 孙纪元
语言: 中文

About the Event 关于活动

Is navigation a way of observation? Use different technologies and methods to determine their own position in the time-space relationship, the history of navigation, that is, a history of observation.
Cognition in the WILD is Edwin Hutchins' work on cognitive science. He combines the background of anthropologists, oceangoing sailing sailors and navigators, and combines anthropological methods with cognitive theory, thus putting forward a new interpretation of cognitive science. His theoretical insight is based on his expanded analysis of navigation, including computational basis, historical roots, social organization relationships, and implementation details of navigation practices of large ships. In the activities of cultural composition outside the laboratory (i.e. "in the wilderness"), this interpretation forms a distinctive interdisciplinary cognitive research.

This workshop will lead you to read Chapters 1 and 2 of Cognition in the Wilderness on the "Yuanwang 1" (space survey ship), discuss the author's comparison of modern western navigation (US Navy) and Micronesian Islands navigation practices in the paper, and try to practice various eastern and western navigation instruments and charts, so as to arouse the ecological significance of thinking through different marine navigation practice texts. In this sense, human cognition, as a computing system, interacts with the environment with rich organizational resources, triggering metaphors for marine thinking and the uniqueness of marine Asia.


《荒野中的认知(Cognition in the WILD)》是埃德温·哈钦斯的认知科学著作,他结合了人类学家、远洋竞技帆船水手和导航员的背景,将人类学方法与认知理论相结合,从而对认知科学提出了一种新的解读。他的理论性洞悉是以其对航海导航的扩展分析为基础的,包括计算基础、历史根源、社会组织关系以及大型船只导航实践的执行细节。在实验室之外的文化构成活动(即“荒野中”)中,该解读形成了一种与众不同的跨学科的认知研究。

本次工作坊将在“远望1”号(航天测量船)上带领大家阅读《荒野中的认知(Cognition in the WILD)》的第1、2章节,讨论作者在文中对现代西方导航(美国海军)和密克罗西亚群岛导航实践进行的比较,并尝试实践东西方各种导航仪器与海图,通过不同的海洋导航实践文本唤起思维的生态学意义。在这个意义上,作为计算系统的人类认知与有丰富组织资源的环境发生交互作用,引发对海洋性思维和海洋亚洲独特性的隐喻。

About “Yuanwang 1” 关于“远望1”号

The mission of the Yuanwang 1 space survey ship is to take charge of the reentry phase measurement of the long-range rocket flight test; Undertake the whole process test of submarine launching missile from water to impact point; It is responsible for the tracking, observation, telemetering and remote control of artificial satellites and spacecraft, and serves as an active observation station in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. In 1965, Premier Zhou Enlai chaired a meeting of the Standing Committee of the Central Committee and put forward and studied the proposal to build an aerospace survey ship. On August 31, 1977, Yuanwang 1 was launched successfully at Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard. On April 24, 1980, Yuanwang 1, together with 17 other ships, made its first expedition to the South Pacific to participate in the launch mission of a world-famous carrier rocket. After successfully completing the 32 year maritime scientific research mission, the ship was officially retired. On October 22, 2010, it was presented to Jiangnan Shipbuilding (Group) Co., Ltd. by China Satellite Maritime Measurement and Control Department. At about 15:00 on November 26, 2011, the ship successfully entered Dock 2, the original site of Shanghai Jiangnan Shipyard (on the west bank of Huangpu River, near the World Expo Museum).


About the Instructor 关于导师

Sun Jiyuan, photographer, sailor, he was certified as a RYA Day Skipper in Southampton, UK. He's one of the curators of Making Substance 2022: Finding Maritime Asia project.


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