Ecoles thématiques CNRS / CNRS Summer Schools

Enaction et sciences cognitives / Enaction and Cognitive Science

Ecole 2007 : du 7 au 17 septembre 2007 - Fréjus (France)


Olivier Gapenne

Status University teacher
University / Laboratory UTC- Costech – Groupe Suppléance Perceptive
Email olivier.gapenne (a)
Laboratory website  
Personnal website
Special information(s) member of the european Network of Excellence Enactive Interfaces, president of the french Association for Research in Cognition (ARCo)

Research theme

Constructivist and enactivist approach of cognition ; Human/Technology interaction (or relation or coupling) ; Perceptual genesis and technological enrichment ; Coupling of kinaesthetic and exteroceptive sensorial flow ; Modelling of action-exploration strategies

Haptic (non visual) interface for learning to read graphical digital objects

Video and experimental material

Videos : Peep Hole Project about the design of a PDA which the using appears really enactive.

Working Video showing haptic exploration of form by a young blind teenager.
Experimental demonstration : Haptic device (Tactos) allowing the perception of digital 2D objects (several experiments can be