Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 06:40:45 +0100 From: "Humanist Discussion Group \(by way of Willard McCarty <willard.mccarty-AT-kcl.ac.uk>\)" <willard-AT-LISTS.VILLAGE.VIRGINIA.EDU> Subject: 22.056 new on WWW: Ubiquity 9.22 To: <humanist-AT-Princeton.EDU> Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 22, No. 56. Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London www.kcl.ac.uk/schools/humanities/cch/research/publications/humanist.html www.princeton.edu/humanist/ Submit to: humanist-AT-princeton.edu Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 06:35:04 +0100 From: ubiquity <ubiquity-AT-HQ.ACM.ORG> Subject: UBIQUITY 9.22 Volume 9, Issue 22 June 3 -- 9, 2008 In this issue we have a paper by Rafael Capurro and Norm Friesen along with one by Ubiquity Associate Editor Arun Kumar Tripathi, who provides these brief introductions to the three pieces: * CAPURRO: Dr. Rafael Capurro is Founder and Director of the International Center for Information Ethics, and Editor of International Review of Information Ethics. He is a professor of information management and teaches information ethics from the hermeneutics perspective at the Stuttgart Media University. In his Ubiquity paper "<http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/volume_9/v9i22_capurro.html>Information Technology as an Ethical Challenge" he demonstrates that the impact of information technology on society can be transformed through the ethical perspective of technologies of the self. His paper tries to provide us the answer to the question of how can we ensure that the benefits of information technology are not only distributed equitably, but that they can also be used by people to shape their own lives. * FRIESEN: Dr. Norm Friesen, a Canada Research Chair in E-Learning Practices at Thompson Rivers University, argues in his paper "<http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/volume_9/v9i22_friesen.html>Critical Theory: Ideology Critique and the Myths of E-Learning" that critical theory designates a philosophy and a research methodology that focuses on the interrelated issues of technology, politics and social change. Dr Friesen shows in depth how critical theory can be used to "de-mystify" three particular truths or myths of e-learning. *TRIPATHI: Complementing the Friesen paper, Ubiquity Associate Editor Arun Tripathi contributes his piece "<http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/volume_9/v9i22_tripathi.html>Dimension of the Philosophy of Technologies: Critical Theory and Democratization of Technology."
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