Monday, August 4, 2014

Second review!!!

I just stumbled across this short (but positive) review from Choice Reviews Online; it recommends the book for all libraries. 

I also discovered that you can see excerpts from both reviews on the "Reviews" tab on Springer's page for the book. (The tab is kind of inconspicuous.) 

If you spot any other reviews, please let me know.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Review of the PICT book!!!

This is the first review I've seen of my book, Emerging Pervasive Information and Communication Technologies (PICT): Ethical Challenges, Opportunities and Safeguards. It is mostly positive, but also challenges some aspects of the book.

My favorite part is the last paragraph:
In sum, this collection of essays is accessible and inviting. While the authors sometime uncover more questions than they answer, I take this to be a virtue of a collaborative work on emerging technology. The book would be suitable as an advanced undergraduate or graduate text, and is interesting for its variety of approaches as well as the many examples of PICT that are described herein.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Call for Abstracts - Digital Ethics

Received via e-mail today - Ken

Call for Abstracts 

4th Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics 

The Center for Digital Ethics & Policy at Loyola University Chicago ( will be holding its 4th Annual International Symposium on Digital Ethics on Nov 7th, 2014.

We are looking for papers on digital ethics. Topics might include privacy, anonymity, grieving, free speech, intellectual property, hacking, scamming, surveillance, information mining, transparency, digital citizenship, and/or the ethical use of digital technologies in journalism, advertising and public relations.

Paper abstracts should propose original research and be between 500 and 1,000 words in length (not including references).

Authors invited to present papers will be eligible for up to $400 in travel funds to be able to attend the Chicago symposium. The author(s) of the Top Student Paper will be eligible for up to $1,000 in travel funds.

Abstracts are due by midnight CST on April 15th, 2014, should follow APA or MLA.

Authors of top papers will have the opportunity to have their work published in Proceedings from the 4th Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics.

Send your submission in a MS Word document attachment to, and please write Digital Ethics Symposium submission in the subject line. Please send questions to the same email address.

Heartbleed and the National Academies Press

I found this amusing and wanted to share. - Ken