Graduate studies at Western
Techné 14 (3):237-251 (2010)
|Abstract||The Internet, as it exists today, is an outgrowth of the late 1960’s Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. During the 1980’s, the National Science Foundation established a high-speed, high-capacity network called NSFnet connecting many universities and government agencies. Finally, with the creation of the World Wide Web and the development and diffusion of inexpensive, reliable and easy to use public Internet access, electronic information technologies connect an increasingly large portion of the population. As a result, the communities with which we are all familiar, communities based on geographic proximity, have changed. These sorts of changes raise many interesting but difficult questions. This paper focuses on two of those questions. First, what does the increasing use of and reliance on electronically mediated communications portend for our understanding of human communities, and second, what sorts of socio-political concepts and relationships best characterize the new “virtual community”?|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Thomas C. Anderson (2000). The Body and Communities in Cyberspace: A Mmarcellian Analysis. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 2 (3):153-158.
Mitch Parsell (2008). Pernicious Virtual Communities: Identity, Polarisation and the Web 2. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 10 (1):41-56.
Heather A. Kitchin (2003). The Tri-Council Policy Statement and Research in Cyberspace: Research Ethics, the Internet, and Revising a 'Living Document'. [REVIEW] Journal of Academic Ethics 1 (4):397-418.
Charles Weijer, Gary Goldsand & Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Protecting Communities in Research: Current Guidelines and Limits of Extrapolation.
Thomas M. Powers (2004). Real Wrongs in Virtual Communities. Ethics and Information Technology 5 (4):191-198.
Charles Weijer & James A. Anderson, A Critical Appraisal of Protections for Aboriginal Communities in Biomedical Research.
Katrina Burt (2009). The Internet – Proposing an Infrastructure for the Philosophy of Virtualness. Techné 13 (1):50-68.
Jessica Wolfendale (2007). My Avatar, My Self: Virtual Harm and Attachment. [REVIEW] Ethics and Information Technology 9 (2):111-119.
Arran Gare (2010). Toward an Ecological Civilization. Process Studies 39 (1):5-38.
Dorcas M. Kamuya, Vicki Marsh, Francis K. Kombe, P. Wenzel Geissler & Sassy C. Molyneux (2013). Engaging Communities to Strengthen Research Ethics in Low‐Income Settings: Selection and Perceptions of Members of a Network of Representatives in Coastal Kenya. Developing World Bioethics 13 (1):10-20.
Charles Weijer & P. B. Miller, Protecting Communities in Pharmacogenetic and Pharmacogenomic Research.
Richard Arias-Hernandez (2004). Learning Communities That Build Appropriate Technology. World Futures 60 (1 & 2):81 – 90.
Segun Gbadegesin & David Wendler (2006). Protecting Communities in Health Research From Exploitation. Bioethics 20 (5):248-253.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-01-09
Total downloads1 ( #291,948 of 723,130 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,087 of 723,130 )
How can I increase my downloads?