Gagan Deep Kaur
Gagan Deep Kaur did her Phd in Philosophy of Cognitive Science from Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay in 2014. Her thesis is entitled ‘Eye of the Silicon Mind: Assessing Computational Imagination’ wherein she philosophically analysed the epistemological assumptions behind implementation of imagination in computational systems.
As a Postdoctoral Associate in Consciousness Studies Programme at NIAS, she is undertaking field-based inquiries for studying cognition, esp. in the situated practices of the individuals. She is studying distributed cognitive processes in Kashmiri carpet-weaving practice, its design process with special reference to talim: the notational-cum-cryptographic system used in this practice.
Towards that, she conducted her fieldwork in Srinagar and Amritsar in 2015 (ongoing) employing Cognitive Ethnographic methods like participant observation, semi/unstructured interviews with the respondents, videography etc. Her research interests include Cognitive Science, Phenomenology, Cognitive Ethnography, Situated and Distributed Cognition.
Cognitive Science, Cognitive Ethnography, Situated and Distributed Cognition, Phenomenology
Kaur, Gagan Deep . 2010. “Environment & Embeddedness”. Proceedings of SIGAI-Emerging Recent Trends in Artificial Intelligence (ERTAI 2010).
Kaur, Gagan Deep . 2016. “Cognitive Dimensions of Talim: Evaluating Weaving Notation through Cognitive Dimensions (CDs) Framework”. Cognitive Processing. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10339-016-0788-z.
Kaur, Gagan Deep . 2016. “Cognitive bearing of techno-advances in Kashmiri carpet designing”. AI & SOCIETY: 1-16. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00146-016-0683-2.
Kaur, Gagan Deep . 2015. “Kant And The Simulation Hypothesis”. AI & Society 30: 183–192.
Kaur, Gagan Deep , and Muller V. 2013. “Being-in-the-AmI: Pervasive Computing From Phenomenological Perspective”. Philosophy and Theory of Artificial Intelligence. SAPERE. 5: 365–374.
I am associated with the following courses:
2015 - Co-Instructor (with Prof. Sangeeta Menon) Course: Brain, Self and Cognition: Building Concepts and Frameworks Level: Phd Course (2 Credit)
2015 - Co-Instructor (with Prof. Sangeetha Menon, Prof. V V Binoy, Prof. Anindya Sinha, Prof. LM Patnaik and Prof. Sisir Roy) Course: An Introduction to Consciousness Studies Level: Phd Course (2 Credit)
2016 - Instructor Course: Cognitive Ethnography Level: Phd-PG (1 Credit)
‘Self-Other Binary in Philosophy’ in Panel Talk on Healing with Imagination: Merging of Self Other Binary, National Institute of Advanced Studies, 29 June 2015