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Digital Humanities or Hypercolonial Studies?

Amelia Sanz Complutense University (Spain) amsanz@filol.ucm.es In the humanities domain, the very conditions of our intellectual lives are changing. Printed books are no longer the main channel [...]

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Brain computer interfaces

Definition of the technology According to Pfurtscheller et al., (2010) a Brain Computer Interface must fulfil four criteria: “Direct: The system must rely on activity recorded directly from the [...]

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Educational psychology research on children with developmental disabilities using expensive ICT devices

The research context of the study The research evaluated the effectiveness of new information and communication technologies (such as iPods and iPads) to enhance the social and communicative [...]

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Prediction Markets

What Prediction Markets are and how they work Prediction Markets (also known as Ideas Futures and Information Markets) are electronic[i] marketplaces in which registered traders buy and sell [...]

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Taking a historical website into the present: user interaction with Hidden Lives Revealed

Background and stakeholders The ‘Hidden Lives Revealed’ website presents information about the work of the Children’s Society (then the ‘Waifs and Strays’ Society’ and hereafter referred to as [...]

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Ethical issues in developing a game-based virtual training system for final assembly lines in automotive manufacturers

Technologies involved and background to the case Virtual training is needed in automotive manufacturers because hardware-based training is costly and takes time to prepare; resulting in a [...]

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The Concept of Embedded Values and the Example of Internet Security

1. Introduction Many current technological devices used in our everyday lives confront us with a host of new ethical issues to be addressed. Social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter, [...]

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Redefining Responsibility

Elli Bleeker The Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands The goal of the FRRIICT project is an admirable one: to collect insights in ICT practices and facilitate a discussion in [...]

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The Wicked Problem of Undertaking Responsible and Ethical Research in Multidisciplinary and Geographically Diverse Teams

1. Introduction to Wicked Problems Many technology design projects are “wicked problems”. Wicked problems are difficult or impossible to solve problems that are typically ill-formulated and [...]

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Capturing mink and data. Interacting with a small and dispersed environmental initiative over the introduction of digital innovation

1. Background and technology The SMI project is the world’s largest community-based invasive species management programme in terms of area covered (more than 20.000 km2). From an ecological point [...]