Cognition and Technology

Cognition and Technology : Co-existence, convergence and co-evolution

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This new collection of contributions to the field of Cognitive Technology (CT) provides the (to date) widest spectrum of the state of the art in the discipline - a disciple dedicated to humane factors in tool design. The reader will find here a summary of past research as well as an overview of new areas for future investigations. The collection contains an extensive CT agenda identifying many as yet unsolved, CT-related, design issues. An exciting new development is the concept of `natural technology'. Some examples of natural technologies are discussed and the merits of empirical investigations (into what they are and how they develop), of interest to cognitive scientists and designers of new (corrective, digital) technologies, are pointed out. Another distinctive feature of the collection is that it provides examples of scientists' tools; important, too, is its emphasis on ethics in tool design. The collection ends with a provocative coda (any responses can appear in the new, annual, CT forum of the Pragmatics and Cognition journal). The collection will appeal to all scientists, humanists and professionals interested in the interface between human cognitive processes and the technologies that augment them.
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  • Hardback | 369 pages
  • 157.5 x 226.1 x 30.5mm | 703.08g
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1588115445
  • 9781588115447

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Pragmatics of Technology (by Gorayska, Barbara); 2. Theoretical issues; 3. Towards a science of the bio-technological mind (by Clark, Andy); 4. Language as a cognitive technology (by Dascal, Marcelo); 5. Relevance, goal management and cognitive technology (by Lindsay, Roger); 6. Robots as cognitive tools (by Pfeifer, Rolf); 7. The origins of narrative: In search of the transactional format of narratives in humans and other social animals (by Dautenhahn, Kerstin); 8. The semantic web: Knowledge representation and affordance (by Chandrasekharan, Sanjay); 9. Applications; 10. Cognition and body image (by El Ashegh, Hanan Abdulwahab); 11. Looking under the rug: Context and context-aware artifacts (by Lueg, Christopher); 12. Body Moves and tacit knowing (by Gill, Satinder P.); 13. Gaze aversion and the primacy of emotional dysfunction in autism (by Bowman, Sarah); 14. Communicating sequential activities: An investigation into the modelling of collaborative action for system design (by Jirotka, Marina); 15. Coda; 16. "The end of the Dreyfus affair": (Post)Heideggerian meditations on man, machine and meaning (by Ali, Syed Mustafa); 17. Martin Luther King and the "ghost in the machine" (by Fitzgerald, Will); 18. Name index; 19. Subject index
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