July 29, 2001

Charles Goodwin's Vist to Japan in December 1995

In December 1995 Professor Charles Goodwin from University of South Carolina (currently at UCLA) visited Japan and provided workshops and lectures. Topics of his presentatins included 'aphasia', 'acheological excurvation', 'Operations rooms at an airport', 'chemistry experiment', 'a scientific vessel', 'children's play' and so on.

Dr. Goodwin demonstrated elegantly and successfully how seeing is interactively displayed and achieved, how classification is jointly achieved within a distinct activity, how participation frameworks are organized and interlocked in interaction, and so on.

One of the results of our academic exchange is a special issue of Mind, Culture and Activity (Summer 2000):