Computers, Information Technology, the Internet, Ethics, Society and Human Values
Philip Pecorino, Ph.D.
Queensborough Community College, CUNY
Chapter 11 Social Change
The Information Revolution and Social Change
Cyberspace and the American Dream: a Magna Carter for the Knowledge Age- Ms. Esther Dyson; Mr. George Gilder; Dr. George Keyworth; and Dr. Alvin Toffler
Beyond the Information Revolution by Peter Drucker
We Are the Web by Kevin Kelly
Where We Have Come To (Part 1) (Steve Talbott) On Kevin Kelly's "We Are the Web"
"Netizens: On the History and Impact of Usenet and the Internet" by
Michael Hauben and Ronda Hauben
Information Society Links Impact of IT and IN
The Alvin Toffler Archive at Wired War and Anti-WarCultures in conflict with the Digital Revolution
lectures on the information society by Daniel Chandler and Ewan Sutherland
New Village – “Leapfrogging the Grid” on a Micro Scale Terrell Ward Bynum
Economics of Computing and Monopolies and Pricing and Access Issues -Terrel Ward Bynum
The Global Culture of Digital Technology and Its Ethics,” an abstract of a paper by Krystyna Gorniak-Kocikowska
Technological Determinism and Social Choice
Engagement with media: Shaping and Being Shaped by Daniel Chandler
Technological or Media Determinism by Daniel Chandler.
Technological Determinism (Principia Cybernetica)
Technological Questions and Issues (Trinity Church of England School)
Social Aspects of Technology and Science (Records of course meetings at UC San Diego)
What is the Social Shaping of Technology? -
Technological Futures and Determinisms Robinson: (2001
Technological Determinism of Marshall McLuhan - Slide show by Whittenburg/Shedletsky from University of Southern Maine
Marshall McLuhan Meets William Gibson in "Cyberspace"' Michael E. Doherty in the Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine.
Internet and Community
I'm Glad the Net `Corrodes' My Culture Marcelo Rinesi
Who Are We Without Our Technologies? Muktha Jost
Does the Internet Strengthen Community? William A. Galston or access it
Galston, William A. “Does the Internet Strengthen Community?” National Civic Review. You must be logged in first at Newman Library to access this file. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.remote.baruch.cuny.edu/doi/10.1002/ncr.89302/pdf
An abstract of the article: http://www.ecorridors.vt.edu/research/bibliography/displayEntry.php?id=30
How About a Moratorium on Internet Surveys? Steve Talbott,
NetFuture: Technology and Human Responsibility It seeks especially to address those deep levels at which we half-consciously shape technology and are shaped by it.
The ethics of virtual reality: the digital and its predecessors:
Colin Beardon The Ethics of Virtual Reality First published in: Intelligent Tutoring Media. 3(1), 23-28, 1992.
Creating and Using Virtual Reality: a Guide for the Arts and Humanities edited by Kate Fernie and Julian D. Richards
SOCIETIES and Organizations
The Internet Society – an international organization for global cooperation
UNESCO’s Info-Ethics Program, The United Nations
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