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Department
Interactive Arts & Tech
Course
IAT 201
Professor
Brian Fisher
Semester
Winter

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Week 7 Cognition and Design Humans are Informavores Traditionally human survival depends on ability to predict and to plan -humans seek, gather, share, and consume information in order to adapt -human brain evolved for perceptually rich but information-sparse environments -estimate our mental models of a situation can have about 6 elements, 2 of which are active -the rest is background (remember change blindness) Unfortunately for our brains, the information environment has changed quite a bit… New experiences for old brains Transistor density doubles every 24 months
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