Abstract

ABSTRACT:

In 1969 Miles Davis started to use the credit "Directions in Music by Miles Davis" on his record sleeves as a statement asserting his creative control of the recording process. This article develops the idea of using the ecological approach to perception and embodied cognition to provide a psychological/cognitive basis for an Actor Network Theory (and to a lesser extent Social Construction of Technology) analysis for the collaborative creative and technological network which came together for the making of Miles Davis' 1969 album, Bitches Brew. Using the notions of invariant properties and affordances from Gibson's work on the ecological approach to perception and of schemata from Lakoff's work in embodied cognition, the article seeks to provide a more nuanced approach to the process of translation in terms of the influence that agents exert upon each other.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1097-3729
Print ISSN
0040-165X
Pages
pp. 850-874
Launched on MUSE
2018-12-19
Open Access
No
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