The Epistemology and Ontology of Human-Computer Interaction

  title={The Epistemology and Ontology of Human-Computer Interaction},
  author={Philip Brey},
  journal={Minds and Machines},
This paper analyzes epistemological and ontological dimensions of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) through an analysis of the functions of computer systems in relation to their users. It is argued that the primary relation between humans and computer systems has historically been epistemic: computers are used as information-processing and problem-solving tools that extend human cognition, thereby creating hybrid cognitive systems consisting of a human processor and an artificial processor that… CONTINUE READING
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