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- Timothy Shaffer, Cultivating Deliberative Democracy Through Adult Civic Education: The Ideas And Work That Shaped Farmer Discussion Groups And Schools Of Philosophy In The New Deal Department Of Agriculture, Land-Grant Universities, And Cooperative Extension Service.This dissertation explores the ideas and philosophies of government administrators that animated a deliberative democracy effort which took place in rural communities in the 1930s and 1940s under the auspices of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in partnership with the Cooperative Extension Service and land-grant universities. It is the construction of a narrative about civic professionals cultivating spaces for citizens to become informed and educated about public problems. This deliberative democracy effort was an extraordinary attempt to take seriously (...)
- Joseph Kaye, The Epistemology and Evaluation of Experience-Focused HCI.The topic of study of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is constantly changing as people develop new uses for new technologies. In this thesis I present three contributions to the field of HCI that address these ongoing changes. These contributions are around the themes of epistemology, experience, and evaluation. I begin by importing from the field of Science & Technology Studies (STS) the notions of epistemology (the study of how we know what we know) and comparative epistemology (the comparison of different ways (...)