Resources

This section provides abstracts for all the articles that have been published in the ORBIT Journal. The abstracts are shown here and clicking on an abstract will take you to a page you can use to access the full journal article (note: this will take you to the journal website and away from the main ORBIT site).

The articles are also broken down by key concept in the drop-down menu above, so you can read about Concepts in RRI, Case StudiesEthical IssuesTechnologies and Solutions

Using an ICT tool to stimulate multi-disciplinary innovation teams in establishing responsible research and innovation practices in industry

This case study demonstrates that industry researchers can productively work with experts from the social sciences / humanities to integrate principles of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) int...

AmbiAct

RRI Industry case study The ambiact is a smart meter for social alarm systems. This innovative product is designed as a plug-adapter and can be placed between the power outlet and any appliance. If a ...

An Ethical Analysis of Personal Health Monitoring in the UK

A Case Study Recent years have seen an influx of medical technologies capable of remotely monitoring the health and behaviours of individuals to detect, manage and prevent health problems.  Known coll...

The ORBIT Self-Assessment Tool

Taken From: Vol 1 No 2 (2017): The ORBIT Journal – An Online Journal for Responsible Research and Innovation in ICT The self-assessment tool is one of the services provided by the ORBIT project....

Ethical Design Fiction

Between Storytelling and World Building In this paper we examine how ethical challenges can be approached in and through design fiction. To do so, we develop a new framework for analysis as well as cr...

Incorporating a Critical Reasoning Component into the ICT–Ethics Methodological Framework

Is the standard/classic applied–ethics model used by philosophers adequate for analyzing issues in information and communication technology (ICT) ethics? A number of critics have argued that it is not...

Digital Privacy: Leibniz 2.0

In 1963, Chief Justice Earl Warren called the ‘fantastic advances in the field of electronic communication’ a danger to the privacy of the individual. If we use the privacy torts as developed in Ameri...

By Design

A design ethical fiction   In lieu of an abstract a few words of warning. This story was originally written as a fanfiction. It has been cleared from explicit sex scenes, but might still challeng...

Why We Should Have Seen That Coming

Comments on Microsoft’s Tay “Experiment,” and Wider Implications In this paper we examine the case of Tay, the Microsoft AI chatbot that was launched in March, 2016. After less than 24 hours, Microsof...