Cognitive Technology: Instruments of Mind

4th International Conference, CT 2001 Coventry, UK, August 6–9, 2001 Proceedings

  • Meurig Beynon
  • Chrystopher L. Nehaniv
  • Kerstin Dautenhahn
Conference proceedings CT 2001

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2117)

Also part of the Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence book sub series (LNAI, volume 2117)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Cognitive engineering

    1. Barbara Gorayska, Jonathon P. Marsh, Jacob L. Mey
      Pages 1-16
  3. Design Spaces & Virtual Environments

    1. Andy Clark
      Pages 17-24
  4. Design Spaces & Virtual Environments

  5. Design Spaces & Virtual Environments

    1. Iain Werry, Kerstin Dautenhahn, Bernard Ogden, William Harwin
      Pages 57-74
    2. René J. A. te Boekhorst
      Pages 95-108
  6. Design Spaces & Virtual Environments

  7. Human Activity & Human Computing

  8. Human Activity & Human Computing

  9. Human Activity & Human Computing

  10. Education & Cognition

    1. Steve Talbott
      Pages 190-202
  11. Education & Cognition

  12. Education & Cognition

    1. Petri Gerdt, Piet Kommers, Chee -Kit Looi, Erkki Sutinen
      Pages 233-247
    2. Ronnie Goldstein, Ivan Kalas, Richard Noss, Dave Pratt
      Pages 267-281
  13. Education & Cognition

    1. Benedict du Boulay, Rosemary Luckin
      Pages 289-300
    2. Georgi Stojanov, Kire Stojanoski
      Pages 301-310
    3. Reinhard Riedl
      Pages 311-324
  14. Education & Cognition

    1. A. F. Blackwell, C. Britton, A. Cox, T. R. G. Green, C. Gurr, G. Kadoda et al.
      Pages 325-341
    2. Meurig Beynon, Chris Roe, Ashley Ward, Allan Wong
      Pages 356-372
  15. Society & Technology

    1. Judith Donath
      Pages 373-390
  16. Society & Technology

  17. Society & Technology

    1. Ho Mun Chan, Barbara Gorayska
      Pages 463-475
    2. Meurig Beynonco], Yih -Chang Ch’en, Hsing -Wen Hseu, Soha Maad, Suwanna Rasmequan, Chris Roe et al.
      Pages 476-489
    3. Christopher Landauer, Kirstie L. Bellman
      Pages 490-519
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 521-522

About these proceedings


Cognitive Technology: Instruments of Mind Cognitive Technology is the study of the impact of technology on human cog- tion, the externalization of technology from the human mind, and the pragmatics of tools. It promotes the view that human beings should develop methods to p- dict, analyse, and optimize aspects of human-tool relationship in a manner that respects human wholeness. In particular the development of new tools such as virtual environments, new computer devices, and software tools has been too little concerned with the impacts these technologies will have on human cog- tive and social capacities. Our tools change what we are and how we relate to the world around us. They need to be developed in a manner that both extends human capabilities while ensuring an appropriate cognitive t between organism and instrument. The principal theme of the CT 2001 conference and volume is declared in its title: Instruments of Mind. Cognitive Technology is concerned with the interaction between two worlds: that of the mind and that of the machine. In science and engineering, this - teraction is often explored by posing the question: how can technology be best tailored to human cognition? But as the history of technological developments has consistently shown, cognition is also fashioned by technology. Technologies as diverse as writing, electricity generation, and the silicon chip all illustrate the profound and dynamic impact of technology upon ourselves and our conceptions of the world.


Artifacts Learning Making of Meaning Mind Modeling Rules Social Implications cognition robot virtual environments

Editors and affiliations

  • Meurig Beynon
    • 1
  • Chrystopher L. Nehaniv
    • 2
  • Kerstin Dautenhahn
    • 2
  1. 1.The Empirical Modeling Research Group, Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK
  2. 2.Adaptive Systems Research Group, Faculty of Engineering and Information SciencesUniversity of HertfordshireHatfield HertsUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42406-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-44617-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0302-9743
  • Series Online ISSN 1611-3349
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