Cognition and Technology
Co-existence, convergence and co-evolution
Barbara Gorayska | University of Cambridge
Jacob L. Mey | University of Southern Denmark
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.
[Not in series, 127] 2004. vi, 369 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Introduction: Pragmatics of TechnologyBarbara Gorayska and Jacob L. Mey | pp. 1–22
Towards a science of the bio-technological mindAndy Clark | pp. 25–36
Language as a cognitive technologyMarcelo Dascal | pp. 37–62
Relevance, goal management and cognitive technologyRoger Lindsay and Barbara Gorayska | pp. 63–107
Robots as cognitive toolsRolf Pfeifer | pp. 109–126
The origins of narrative: In search of the transactional format of narratives in humans and other social animalsKerstin Dautenhahn | pp. 127–152
The semantic web: Knowledge representation and affordanceSanjay Chandrasekharan | pp. 153–172
Cognition and body imageHanan Abdulwahab El Ashegh and Roger Lindsay | pp. 175–223
Looking under the rug: Context and context-aware artifactsChristopher Lueg | pp. 225–239
Body Moves and tacit knowingSatinder P. Gill | pp. 241–265
Gaze aversion and the primacy of emotional dysfunction in autismSarah Bowman, Lisa Hinkley, Jim Barnes and Roger Lindsay | pp. 267–301
Communicating sequential activities: An investigation into the modelling of collaborative action for system designMarina Jirotka and Paul Luff | pp. 303–330
“The end of the Dreyfus affair”: (Post)Heideggerian meditations on man, machine and meaningSyed Mustafa Ali | pp. 333–343
Martin Luther King and the “ghost in the machine”Will Fitzgerald | pp. 345–353
Name index | pp. 355–364
Subject index | pp. 365–369
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