“If the human mind is not the clearly demarcated information-processing representational device so neatly objectified in the familiar exemplar of a computer, what is it?” Malafouris p. 31


Our mind has developed to be the vehicle that keeps us alive.  Looking at it in a way in which one categorizes it as separate from the body or the external world fails to acknowledge the role that other aspects have had in shaping who we are.  The brain is only a particular function of the body and is not the sole embodiment of our system of life and propagation.  In our anthropological studies of 3d printing how can we keep this in mind when studying our fellow students?  Should we not ask the hands questions? The eyes? Or have we only really ever been communicating with our mouths and not our brains at all?