lead sponsor: the UK's Department of Children Schools and Families DCSF
charrette 2: cognitive science and enhanced cognition - from psychopharmacology to brain training
the event runs this week
provocations for charrette 2
this page links to an intentionally randon set of provocations ahead of our charrette on cognitive science and enhanced cognition - from psychopharmacology to brain training - with a view to what it means for policy and learning.
Just because stuff is here doesn't mean it has any value other than to help us focus a bit before we meet...
sandberg and bostrom: cognitive enhancement: a review of technology from the "future of humanity institute"
apple's knowledge navigator: a vision of smart computing from the 80s - AI, voice rec, agents, traditional university classes, data visualisations...
special powers aren't just for comic-book characters: report of a stanford university conference exploring transhumanism, bioethics, human enhancement and human rights (these are provocations, right?)
the mekon :"those puny earth creatures cannot defeat me... the greatest brain in the universe"... etc - from dan dare comic strip in the 1950s eagle comic
smart mice: bbc reporting of "smart mice" back in 2000: "but I think that we are moving ever closer to finding an agent that will facilitate when we are learning".
event date: 18 - 19 march 08
location: tower bridge, london
chair: prof stephen heppell
rapporteur: bill lucas
media: illumina (sabrina organo producer, scott munroe, stephen crawley)
nick bostrom: university of oxford
stephen emmott: microsoft research
tom heaton: eidos - brain benders
maarjte schermer: erasmus medical center
derek robertson: teaching and learning scotland
eugene sadler-smith: university of surrey
bill lucas: rapporteur
stephen heppell: heppell.net
lys johnson: heppell.net
dominic flitcroft: dcsf
bill gibbon: futurelab
doug brown: becta
horizonTAL - horizon scanning for learning from heppell.net
last updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 10:30 AM