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dc.contributor.author Agre, Philip E. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2004-10-20T20:11:54Z
dc.date.available 2004-10-20T20:11:54Z
dc.date.issued 1988-10-01 en_US
dc.identifier.other AITR-1085 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/6975
dc.description.abstract Computational theories of action have generally understood the organized nature of human activity through the construction and execution of plans. By consigning the phenomena of contingency and improvisation to peripheral roles, this view has led to impractical technical proposals. As an alternative, I suggest that contingency is a central feature of everyday activity and that improvisation is the central kind of human activity. I also offer a computational model of certain aspects of everyday routine activity based on an account of improvised activity called running arguments and an account of representation for situated agents called deictic representation . en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries AITR-1085 en_US
dc.title The Dynamic Structure of Everyday Life en_US


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