John Sutton, Macquarie University, Sydney. (Email me)
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Not all of these papers have been finished, let alone published, but
they are all ticking along somewhere.
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you'd like more information about one of them.
For talks before 2005, see my old talks page.
Conversion workshop in Montreal, August 29-31
Possible talk at ESPP, Granada,
'Scaffolding: themes, theories, and concepts', in symposium
'Scaffolding Memory Across
the Lifespan' at SARMAC X,
Rotterdam, June 26-29
Get to at least day 1 of 'Minds
in Common' at the Institut
Jean Nicod, Paris, June 25-26
Talk at York/ Milan workshop on sensuous non-perceptual states,
Talk at 'The
Reach of Radical Embodied/ Enactive Cognition', workshop in
Antwerp, June 17-19
'Collaborative cognition: the philosophy and science of teamwork', talk
at philosophy lunch, the Universities, Union, and Schools Club in
Sydney, May 29.
We are hosting ASARG, the Australasian Skill Acquisition Research
Group workshop, at Macquarie, May 25-26.
'Switching and Mixing: pluralism about perspectives', workshop on Point of
View in Memory and Imagery: philosophical and psychological
perspectives on perspective, May 9-11.
Guest Lecture, 'Bodies and Minds in
Sociology 320 Sport in
Society with Raj
Velayutham, May 2
Commentary on Alan Rumsey on intersubjectivity and
the opacity of other
among others: the grammar of social cognition, Griffith Uni, April
'Collaborative cognition: the philosophy and science of
teamwork', at Nerd Nite
Sydney with Amanda
Barnier, March 6.
2012 (8 academic talks, 3 public talks, 2 radio talks, 1 guest
'Scaffolding: themes, theories, and concepts', talk at Memory Day
Memory Across the Lifespan' at Macquarie, November 28-29
'Philosophers' puzzles about belief', talk for CCD belief-formation
day, November 8
'Beyond the Brain:
memory in science and culture', CHAST lecture, Sydney Uni,
Thursday October 18
'Coordination and teamwork: lessons and puzzles from sport',
Media Lunch talk at Curry in the Rocks, Tuesday September 11
Two talks at Otago Uni, Dunedin: 'Notes on the Historical Study of
Skill', at workshop on Practical
Knowledges and Skill in Early Modern England, August 27-28,
then (with Lyn Tribble) 'Mapping Disciplines other
than your own', at postgrad workshop on interdisciplinarity, August
29-30, with the Otago
Early Modern Thought cluster
'What is it like to bat?', as well as a talk in an author-meets-critics
session on Kim
Evolved Apprentice, at the 2012 AAP in Wollongong,
'Eye Movements, Cognitive Control, and Experienced Time in Cricket
Batting', at the 2012 meeting of the Australasian Skill Acquisition
Research Group in Melbourne, late June
'Beyond the Brain: embodied and distributed memory' at the Blackheath Philosophy
Forum in the Blue Mountains of NSW, June 23.
'How to Share a Memory', at Social
Ontology & Collective Intentionality workshop at Macquarie,
Together on All in the
Mind, on ABC
Radio National with Amanda
Barnier and our team, again with direct link to the downloadable
Guest Lecture, 'Bodies and Minds in Sport', for
Sociology 320 Sport in
Society with Raj
'Nudge or Coup? Ways of radicalizing distributed
on distributed cognition with Rob Rupert and others,
Macquarie Uni, March 14 & 16
The Philosopher's Zone: extended mind 2012
update with Rob Rupert and Richard Menary
2011 (7 academic talks, 3 commentary/
discussion talks, 5 public or consultancy talks)
'Animal Spirits and Cognitive Ecologies', talk at workshop
studying transformations in early modern England, McGill University,
Montreal, December 2-3
Commentary on papers by Richard Menary & Will Newsome at workshop
on work, distributed cognition, & self-development Macquarie
Uni, week of 10-11 November
With Doris McIlwain, Movies
at Macquarie session on Inception, Sunday 18 September (must be
Christopher Nolan week ...)
Talk at Philosophy in Film night on Memento, Uni of Wollongong, Wed
Discussion of my work on Descartes in Philosophy
and Memory Traces: Descartes to connectionism
Uni students in history of philosophy course, 9 September
Talk at 'Memory Up Close' seminar with Susannah Radstone, ANU,
Convenor of, and talk in, invited symposium 'Memory & the Extended
Mind' at ICOM-5,
the 5th International Conference on Memory,
University of York
(England), July 31 to August 5. I'm also discussant at two other
symposia, on social memory & on memory and aging.
Two talks (on socially distributed remembering, and on extended/
distributed cognition) at mini-workshop on extended mind and memory
with Andy Clark at
University of Edinburgh, July 26th, with other talks
by Julian Kiverstein, Mirko Farina, Koosha Eghbal, Dave Ward
Discussant at session on body-&-mind in Renaissance
Shakespeare Association conference, Prague, July
'Collaborative Recall and Transactive Memory: some empirical obstacles
to understanding the benefits of talking together about the past, and
how they might be overcome',
(with Amanda Barnier, Celia Harris, &
Doris McIlwain), paper at the joint
meeting of SPP and ESPP, Universite du Quebec a Montreal, July
(with Amanda Barnier & Celia Harris) 'Distributed cognition: an
integrated framework for studying the social and technological
scaffolding of memory',
talk in symposium on social memory, SARMAC
(Society for Applied Research in Memory and
Cognition), June 27-29, Graduate Centre, CUNY, New York
(presented by Celia Harris) Harris, Barnier, Keil, Sutton, Dixon,
poster 'Collaborative recall & memory compensation in older
couples', conference on
developmental perspectives on autobiographical
memory, Con Amore, Aarhus, Denmark
(presented by Kellie Williamson) Williamson & Sutton, 'Towards a
Dynamic Account of Team Cognition', ASARG workshop (Australasian Skill
Acquisition Research Group),
University of Hong Kong, May 23-24.
Talk on collaborative recall research at Academy of the Social Sciences
workshop on International Science Linkages, ANU, 24-25 March
(with Amanda Barnier) talk on collaborative recall & memory in
older couples, memory node meeting, Centre
for Cognition & its Disorders, UNSW, 25 Feb
Talk in symposium
on Art, Emotion, Identity, National Gallery of Victoria for the
Naked Face: self-portraits', Sat 19 February
Talk (with Lars Marstaller) on our cognitive ethnography for day 1 of SEAM, at our Workshop on
Interactive Systems in Performance, 7-11 Feb,
along with consultancy/ facilitation of discussion
on days 3 and 4, and leading our review day on day 5 (11 Feb).
2010 (15 academic talks, 1 poster presentation, 1 radio interview)
Talk on memory and mechanisms at Levels of
Explanation in Cog Sci workshop with Bill Bechtel, Macquarie, Dec 16-17.
'Memory Studies and Distributed
Cognition: interanimated resources in practises of remembering', Contained Memory conference,
Museum of New Zealand Te
Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand, December 9-11.
Talk at workshop on 'Expertise, Pedagogy
University of Wollongong, December 6-7.
Commentary/ summing-up at Agency & Moral Cognition workshop,
Macquarie, Nov 18-19.
Commentaries at workshops on Memory/
Media/ Movement, Cognition/ Culture/ Collaboration,
and then Memory Day 2010,
Macquarie, October 18-22.
(with Doris McIlwain), talk on agency, embodiment, skilled movement,
yoga, for SEAM symposium,
Seymour Centre, October 15-16.
- (2010) The
Extended Mind on The Philosopher's
Radio National with Richard Menary & me
Talk at research
support workshop 'How to present your track record',
Macquarie, September 23.
W. Christensen (presenter), A. Geeves, J. Sutton, D. McIlwain, 'High
order agency in skilled action', conference on Language as Social
Coordination: an evolutionary perspective,
University of Warsaw, Poland, September 16-18
'Interdisciplinarity: cognition, philosophy, and
memory', invited talk at European Institute summer school 'Food,
cultural heritage' for IEHCA,
August 30 to September 5, François-Rabelais
University, Tours, France.
'Observer memories and
collaborative recall: construction without distortion in
autobiographical remembering', in contributed
symposium on Construcitve Memory with Fiona Gabbert,
Lorraine Hope, and Kirk Michaelian at ESPP
(European Society for
Philosophy & Psychology), August 25-28,
Bochum and Essen, Germany.
'How to Share a Memory', at Collective
Intentionality VII: perspectives on social ontology, August
(with Lars Marstaller), 'Embodied cognition and gesture
studies', ISGS Gesture:
evolution, brain, linguistic structures, July 25-30, Frankfurt.
'Self-Influence during Expert Performance', 4th workshop of ASARG,
Australasian Skill Acquisition Research Group, Australian
Institute of Sport, Canberra, July 17-18
'The Extended Mind and the Nature of Memory', Australasian Association of
Philosophy (AAP) conference, UNSW, July 4-9.
'Anachronism in the cognitive life of things: early modern distributed
& Science: 4th conference of the
Australasian Association for Literature, UNSW, July
(with Doris McIlwain), 'Applying intelligence to the
reflexes: verbal, visual, & embodied influences on skilled
Culture & Mind (LCM4), June 21-23, Turku,
'On the multiplicity of perspectives in autobiographial
remembering: some implications of the independence of field and
poster at Theoretical
Perspectives on Autobiographical Memory, June 13-16, Aarhus,
'How do we influence ourselves?', Dept of Philosophy, Lewis
and Clark College,
Portland, April 9.
'The Disunity of "Memory"', Memory Studies Center, Lewis and
Portland, April 8.
'Embodied Cognition in the time of Shakespeare: ghost gestures and
anachronic traces', talk in symposium 'Shakespeare and the Extended
Kern Paster & Evelyn Tribble, SAA 2010 (Shakespeare Association of
America), Chicago, April 1-3.
'Early Modern Memory
Practices: explorations in cognitive history', talk in Crossroads
Lecture series, Program in Medieval and Early Modern
Studies (MEMS), University of North Carolina,
Chapel Hill, March 30 (& talk to graduate student seminar, March
academic talks, a few talks presented by collaborators, 4/5
commentaries and discussion sessions, 1 radio interview)
and Improvisation: notes on the interanimation of heterogeneous
resources in distributed cognition', talk
and the Extended Mind, University of
Wollongong, December 10-11.
Various talks presented by Wayne Christensen, Lincoln Colling, Andrew
Geeves, Celia Harris at conferences late 2009.
'Memory studies and distributed cognition: interanimated resources in
practices of remembering', talk in Anthropology Department
seminar series, Macquarie University, October 22.
Short interview on ABC Radio Statewide Drive with John
Morrison, 19 October.
of Transactive Memory in Organizations and Small Groups', talk in
symposium on social aspects of individual and
collective memory, Society for Applied Research in
Memory and Cognition - SARMAC, Kyoto,
'Skilled movement and embodied cognition: expertise in sport, music,
& dance', AAP
conference, Melbourne, July 5-10.
Leading discussion on Sian Beilock, 'On the Fragility of Skilled
Performance', MACCS Action/ Attention group, June 5.
Talk on collaborative recall presented by Celia Harris
at American Psychological Society conference, San Francisco, May 23.
Graduate seminar talk on reduction and reductionism, MACCS
'Critical Issues in Research' series, May 18.
Keynote talk 'Collaboration, Improvisation, and Embodied
after the philosophy of mind?', at
Postgraduate Philosophy Conference, Macquarie Uni, April 15-17.
Commentary on papers by Mohan Matthen & Alex Byrne,
symposium on memory at the Pacific APA,
Vancouver, April 8-11.
Talk at celebration/ memorial for Charlie Martin, University of Sydney,
'Carelessness and Inattention: mindwandering and the physiology of
habit between Locke and Hume', workshop on Embodied
University of Sydney HPS Uni, February 20-22
(commentary by Lisa
Commentary on Guido Giglioni, 'Mastering the Appetites of Matter:
Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum', workshop
2008 (8 academic talks, 7 talks presented by
collaborators, 3 commentaries, 3 media interviews, 1 book launch, 1
research support talk)
'The Disunity of "Memory"', Visiting Fellowship keynote
talk to launch the new Warwick Centre for
Memory Studies, University of Warwick,
3 December. Video
of keynote lecture is at the bottom of this
page, and at the top there are interviews
with me, Andrew Hoskins, Anna
Reading, & Steve Brown about the memory studies
'Construction and Point of View in Remembering and Imaging', at
work-in-progress Memory Day 2008,
Macquarie Uni, November
Talk to Blacktown Cricket Club's Green Shield squad (under 16s),
'How do we influence ourselves? Skilled movement and embodied
cognition', Philosophy seminar series, Macquarie University, 28
'Habits, Addiction, & Neuroscience' (with Wayne Christensen) at ARC
interdisciplinary workshop 'Advances in Addiction Neuroscience:
policy, treatment, ethics, and self-understanding',
University of Melbourne, 22 October.
Leading discussion on chapter 9 (Action) of Michael Spivey, The Continuity of Mind (OUP,
2007), MACCS Action/ Attention group, Oct 15.
Talks on collaborative recall presented by Celia Harris at SUNY
Stonybrook, Washington Uni St Louis, New School, Sept-Oct, and
Psychonomics conference, Chicago.
'Animal Spirits, Reduction, & Pluralism: on the limits of
mechanism', talk at Brain
Sciences UNSW symposium, 26 September, session 'Brain as
Leading discussion on chapters 1 & 2 of Bill Bechtel, Mental
Mechanisms (Routledge, 2008), at Levels Group, Macquarie,
Sept 12, 19
Leading discussion on chapter 5 of John Morton, Understanding Developmental Disorders: a
causal modelling approach, MACCS
Commentary/ summing up on workshop on 'Emotions,
Imagination, & Moral Reasoning', Macquarie University,
Wayne Christensen, Doris McIlwain, John Sutton, Andrew
Geeves, 'Long-term working memory and skilled
seminar, MACCS (Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science), 25 August
Talk on embodied skills ('How do we influence ourselves?') at philosophy
department seminar, Monash University, 8 August.
about memory on Chris
Laidlaw's Sunday show, Radio New Zealand, 3 August.
Teaching section on 'Self-Concept', HSC Philosophy Residential weekend,
'Cognitive Theory, Cultural History, & Early Modern Studies' with
Lyn Tribble on distributed cognition and literary/ cultural
at conference on Literature and
History, Macquarie Uni, 24-25 July, and at inaugural Cultural History
conference, Ghent, 27-31 August.
'Writing a Rejoinder for the ARC', talk (with Amanda
Barnier & Colm Halbert) in research support session,
Macquarie Uni, 30 June.
Book launch talk to introduce and launch Richard
Menary's book Cognitive
Integration: mind and cognition unbounded (Palgrave),
University of Wollongong, 4 June.
Talk and workshop session at 'Embodied in the 'Gong', University of
Wollongong, 3-5 June - discussion of my paper in press
in Philip Robbins and Murat Aydede
Cambridge Handbook of Situated Cognition (Cambridge,
Talk with Wayne Christensen on habit & skill in philosophy
cog science workshop
day, Macquarie, 1 May. Also
presented by Wayne in Philosophy Department seminars
at U Tasmania (30 April) and Macquarie (6 May).
radio podcast on my work in philosophy and cognitive science, April
2008 (part of the Macquarie multimedia
video interview on my work in philosophy and cognitive
science, April 2008
Talk on doing PhD research, orientation/ commencement day for
new Higher Degree Research students, Macquarie, 29 February.
Commentary on John Schuster, at the 2nd Baroque
Science workshop, Sydney Uni, 15-17 February.
'Bodies, skills, and
objects: problems and prospects for the history of habits',
Otago, 7-10 February.
2007 (9 academic talks, 4 academic commentaries, 1 public talk, 1
book launch, 1 radio show)
day of informal memory talks for research groups on autobiographical
& collective memory, and on memory,
movement, and embodied skill, at Macquarie Uni,
'Shared memories and cognitive artifacts: the entangling of personal
and group remembering', talk
in session on Organizational Memory
at 'Governing by
Looking Back' conference, RSSS, ANU, Canberra, December
'Eight banal dogmas about the past, memory, and history', workshop on The Politics of Past and Present, Macquarie
Uni, Nov 30.
Barnier, A.J., Khan, T., Harris, C.B., & Sutton, J. Social
contagion of autobiographical memories. In A.J.
Barnier (Chair), Toward a cognitive
psychology of collective memory. 48th Annual
Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Long Beach, USA, November.
Philosophy and Cricket, on ABC 702 Evening program with James
O'Loghlin live at Macquarie
Uni, November 14 (James's last OB!).
Introduction to discussion of Sosa on dreaming, UNSW
Epistemology reading group, September 19.
Talk at book launch for Max Deutscher's new book Judgment After Arendt, Gleebooks,
and Point of View in Dreams and Personal Memory', talk
at the Melbourne Brain & Mind Club,
Howard Florey Institute, August 23 (also at MACCS, September
Commentary on Peter Anstey on Locke & generation at HPS workshop Empiricism
and the Life Sciences, Sydney Uni, August 3.
memory and truth', talk in the 2007 Blackheath Philosophy
Forum series on the Truth Wars, July 28.
Commentary on three papers on Optics
and Epistemology in the 17th Century, HPS at Sydney Uni, July 27.
(with Max Coltheart and Peter Menzies), 'Abductive Inference and
Delusional Belief', talk at
and Confabulations Workshop, MACCS,
Macquarie Uni, July 13-14.
'Embodied Skills, Social Ontology, and the Cognitive
Life of Things',
keynote talk (July 11) at the
of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Adelaide, July
Discussion, 'Shared Memories and Group Minds', symposium on Individual
and Collective Cognition, July 9,
of the Australasian Society for Cognitive Science, Adelaide, July
'"Watch the Ball!" words, bodies, and actions', talk at Somatechnics symposium Coaching
Bodies with Greg Downey
and Ian Maxwell, Macquarie University, June 22.
'Integrating the philosophy and psychology of dreaming: four questions,
three hunches, three puzzles', seminar in the
Dept of Philosophy, University of Wollongong, May 30.
'How things (and people) develop a cognitive life (together): extended
minds, transitional objects, and instructional nudges',
talk at RANZ College of
Psychiatrists, History & Philosophy Interest Group, May 21, 2007.
2006 (7 academic talks, 1 academic commentary, 1 research workshop
talk, 1 public talk)
'Forms of memory underlying perceptual anticipation in acquired
sporting skills', talk at the HCSNet
and Action workshop in SummerFest'06,
November 30, University of Sydney
'Remembering together: is there a social ontology of memory?', talk at 'Minds,
Mobs, and Memories',
workshop with Philip Pettit, Centre for
Time, University of Sydney, November 22
Discussion of my paper 'Spongy Brains and Material Memories', workshop
on Baroque Science, University of
September 26 (commentary by Luciano
Talk on the neurophilosophy of dreams, workshop on
neurophilosophy at the 6th International
Neuropsychiatry, Darling Harbour, Sydney, September 10
Talk in public forum 'Intersecting
Worlds: the intersecting worlds of science and society', Ultimo
part of National Science Week 2006, hosted by the
Ultimo Science Festival, August 18
'Memory and Social Ontology', talk in session on social
at the 4th
International Conference on
Collective Memory Meeting, July 14
'The Cognitive Life of Things: material agency and the extended mind',
Mind 2: Just When You
Thought it Was Safe to Go Back in the Head',
University of Hertfordshire, July 10
'Writing a Rejoinder for the ARC', talk (with Colm Halbert) in research
Macquarie Uni, June 15
Share a Memory', in 'Self
to Self: themes from the work of J David Velleman', CAPPE
the ANU, April 19
'Time, Emotions, and Constructive Processes in
Autobiographical Memory', Academy of Social Sciences
workshop on stress,
memory, and chemo-prophylactic drugs, University of
Melbourne, February 16
2005 (3 academic talks, 1 research workshop talk, 3 radio shows)
'Batting, habit, and memory: the embodied
mind and the nature of skill', Adelaide Uni Philosophy seminar,
Talk-back programme on memory on 'Life Matters' on ABC
Radio National, Friday November 4 with
Doris McIlwain and host Richard Aedy.
'Social Memory, Emotion, and Time in Ethics and Law', October
27, Customs in Common
'Building and Presenting a Track Record', talk in research
support session, Macquarie Uni, October 21
'Batting, habit, and memory: the phenomenology and mechanisms of
September 19, MARCS at
University of Western Sydney
Discussion on History and Truth on 2-SER, 9am on Wednesday September
Katherine Biber and Marnie
Hughes-Warrington, and host David Myton
on Dreams on 'Life Matters' on ABC Radio National, Friday
August 5 with Doris McIlwain
and Natasha Mitchell and host Julie McCrossin
For talks before 2005, see my old talks page.
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Last updated 14 April 2013.