Distributed Cognition: Justin Lewis
In this short clip, Justin Lewis at Syracuse shows the information space he has shaped in his home, a chair situated between two bookshelves: a distant, large space for holding the majority of books and a smaller shelf that holds books currently being used for projects.
These physical, textual eddies and flows are a nearly universal feature of an academic's workspaces. In Datacloud (2005), I recounted Brent Faber's descriptions of the paths texts take in his office, from shelf to floor to desktop to whiteboard, a predictable path through the lifecycle of most of his projects.
My own workspace, not surprisingly, is less organized and more distributed.