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Steven Johnson writes a fascinating essay in the NY Times Sunday Book Review on the tool he uses for organizing and collecting thoughts – a wonderful example of an innovative information interface. Consider how I used the tool in writing my last book, which revolved around the latest developments in brain science. I would write [...]
Today I attended the latest Colloquium on Information Technology & Society hosted by the Information Law Institute (of which I’m a Student Fellow), at New York University School of Law. Professor Niva Elkin-Koren of Haifa University Law School gave an excellent talk entitled “What Contracts Can’t Do: The Limits of Private Ordering in Facilitating a [...]
I’ve been accepted as a Graduate Fellow to the Values in Computer Design and Information System Design workshop hosted by the Center for Science, Technology & Society at Santa Clara University. It should prove to be an ecxellent opportunity to engage with other young scholars interested in how values are implicated in the design of [...]
Christine Rosen’s article “The Age of Egocasting” in the latest The New Atlantis provides needed insight on the impact of new technology (such as TiVo & iPod) on our desire to feel “in control” of the media that we experience. I agree with her summation: From the remote control to TiVo and iPod, we have [...]
Just came across Langdon Winner‘s blog, Technopolis: Technopolis, a weblog by Langdon Winner, offers occasional reflections on historical, philosophical, and contemporary questions that involve the perplexing intersection of human ends and means.
I just finished Daniel Solove’s The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age. Here are excerpts from my review of the book for the academic journal Ethics & Information Technology. …Solove, an associate law professor at George Washington University Law School, argues that our common conceptualization of the privacy problem as “Big Brother” [...]