CFP2006: Life, Liberty and Digital Rights

The website for the the Sixteenth Conference on Computers, Freedom and Privacy has been launched. The theme for this year's CFP is Life, Liberty and Digital Rights. From the page:Now, more than ever, the lines of technology, freedom, and privacy…

What if Google Enabled FOIA Requests?

I'm attending the "Regulating Search?" symposium hosted by the Yale Information Society Project today. The first panel was on "The Search Space," and Robin Sloan, co-producer of the (in)famous "EPIC 2014" movie on "the future history of media," posed an…

Contours of Privacy: Social, Psychological and Normative Perspectives

I will be attending the "Countours of Privacy: Social, Psychological and Normative Perspectives" conference in Ottawa this weekend, sponsored by Members of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada research group, "On the Identity Trail: Understanding the Importance…

Panel: Don’t Be Evil: Political, Culture and Ethical Aspects of Google

NYU's Department of Culture & Communication (my department) is holding its annual Graduate Student Conference on November 11, 2005, where I will be on a panel on Google: Don't Be Evil: Political, Culture and Ethical Aspects of Google Google has…

Symposium on “Regulating Search?”

The Yale Information Society Project is hosting a symposium on "Regulating Search: A Symposium on Search Engines, Law, and Public Policy": Search is big business, and search functionality increasingly shapes the information society. Yet how the law treats search is…

Paper: The Value Implications of the “Google Paradigm” for Organizing, Distributing and Accessing Information

I am presenting this paper today at the 6th International and Interdisciplinary Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AOIR). The panel is titled "Search Engines - Their Politics; Their Logics":The Value Implications of the “Google Paradigm” for Organizing, Distributing…

Emerging need for “values in design”

I've returned from the CEPE and SPT conferences in The Netherlands motivated to increase my advocacy for the "values in design" perspective for understanding the social, political and ethical implications of technology. At CEPE, the theme was "Ethics of New…

Papers on Privacy and Vehicle Safety Communication Technologies

I am on my way to The Netherlands to particpate in two exciting conferences. I will be presenting my paper "Surveillance, Privacy and the Ethics of Vehicle Safety Communication Technologies" [PDF] at the International Conference of Computer Ethics: Philosophical Enquiry.…

Media Ecology & Values in Design: A Combined Approach to Understanding the Biases of Media Technology

I will presenting my paper "Media Ecology & Values in Design: A Combined Approach to Understanding the Biases of Media Technology" at the 6th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association at Fordham University today. The abstract:In recent years, a…