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Agre, Philip

Overview
Works: 29 works in 94 publications in 4 languages and 3,629 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: QA76.9.A25, 323.4483
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Most widely held works by Philip Agre
Technology and privacy the new landscape by Philip Agre( )
24 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and German and held by 2,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Annotation Privacy is the capacity to negotiate social relationships by controlling access to personal information. As laws, policies, and technological design increasingly structure people's relationships with social institutions, individual privacy faces new threats and new opportunities. Over the last several years, the realm of technology and privacy has been transformed, creating a landscape that is both dangerous and encouraging. Significant changes include large increases in communications bandwidths; the widespread adoption of computer networking and public-key cryptography; mathematical innovations that promise a vast family of protocols for protecting identity in complex transactions; new digital media that support a wide range of social relationships; a new generation of technologically sophisticated privacy activists; a massive body of practical experience in the development and application of data-protection laws; and the rapid globalization of manufacturing, culture, and policy making. The essays in this book provide a new conceptual framework for the analysis and debate of privacy policy and for the design and development of information systems. The authors are international experts in the technical, economic, and political aspects of privacy; the book's strength is its synthesis of the three. The book provides equally strong analyses of privacy issues in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Contributors:Philip E. Agre, Victoria Bellotti, Colin J. Bennett, Herbert Burkert, Simon G. Davies, David H. Flaherty, Robert Gellman, Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, David J. Phillips, Rohan Samarajiva
Computation and human experience by Philip Agre( Book )
14 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a critical reconstruction of the fundamental ideas and methods of artificial intelligence research. Through close attention to the metaphors of AI and their consequences for the field's patterns of success and failure, it argues for a reorientation of the field away from thought in the head and toward activity in the world. By considering computational ideas in a philosophical framework, the author eases critical dialogue between technology and the humanities and social sciences. AI can benefit from new understandings of human nature, and in return, it offers a powerful mode of investigation into the practicalities and consequences of physical realization
Computational theories of interaction and agency ( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reinventing technology, rediscovering community : critical explorations of computing as a social practice ( Book )
6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The dynamic structure of everyday life by Philip Agre( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computational theories of action have generally understood the organized nature of human activity in terms of the construction and execution of computer-program-like structures called plans. By consigning the phenomena of contingency and improvisation to peripheral roles, this view of activity has led to grossly impractical technical proposals. I would like to propose an alternative view of human activity. According to this view, contingency is a central feature of the world of everyday activity and improvisation is the principal means by which people get along in the world. Starting from these premises, I offer a computational model of certain aspects of everyday routine activity. This model is based on two ideas, a way of organizing improvised activity called running arguments and an account of representation for situated agents called deictic representation. Deictic representation means individuating things in the world not objectively (independently of the agent's location or heading or projects or attitudes) but rather indexically (in terms of their relation to the agent) and functionally (in terms of the role they play in the agent's ongoing projects). Deictic representation does not involve a notion of objective identity, but then objective identity is rarely a help, usually a hindrance, and always much too great an epistemic problem to make into a central representational category. A computer program called Pengi illustrates the use of deictic representation
What a parallel programming language has to let you say by Alan Bawden( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We have implemented in simulation a prototype language for the Connection Machine called CLI. CLi is an extrapolation of serial machine programming language technology: in CLl one programs the individual processors to perform local computations and talk to the communications network. We present details of the largest of our experiments with CLl, an interpreter for Scheme (a dialect of Lisp) that allows a large number of different Scheme programs to be run in parallel on the otherwise SIMD Connection Machine. Our aim was not to propose Scheme as a language for Connection Machine programming, but to gain experience using CLl to implement an interesting and familiar algorithm. Consideration of the difficulties we encountered led us to the conclusion that CLl programs do not capture enough of the casual structure of the processes they describe. Starting from this observation, we have designed a successor language called CGL (for Connection Graph Language)
Computational research on interaction and agency ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Routines by Philip Agre( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Community in the digital age : Philosophy and practice by Andrew Feenberg( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Community in the Digital Age features the latest, most challenging work in an important and fast-changing field, providing a forum for some of the leading North American social scientists and philosophers concerned with the social and political implications of this new technology. Their provocative arguments touch on all sides of the debate surrounding the Internet, community, and democracy
What are plans for? by Philip Agre( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What plans are like depends on how they're used. Two views of plan use are contrasted. On the plan-as-program view, plan use is the execution of an effective procedure. On the plan-as-communication view, plan use is like following natural language instructions. We have begun work on computational models of plans-as-communication, building on our previous work on improvised activity and on ideas from sociology. The plan-as-program view and the plan-as-communication view offer very different accounts of the role of plans in activity. The plan-as-program view gives plans a central role. Plan use is only a matter of execution, performed by a simple, fixed, domain-independent interpreter. Plans-as-program directly determine their user's actions. The plan-as-communication view gives plan a much smaller role. It requires an account of improvisation. Plans, on this account, do not directly determine their user's activity. Indeed, an agent can engage in sensible, organized, goal-directed activity without using plans at all. An agent who does use a plan-as-communication does not mechanically execute it. Instead, the agent uses the plan as one resource among others in continually redeciding what to do. Using a plan requires figuring out how to make it relevant to the situation at hand, a process of interpretation which can be arbitrarily complex. (jhd)
Computational research on interaction and agency ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Maryland LISP reference manual by Philip Agre( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The digital individual ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Computational research on interaction and agency : special volume ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commodity and community: institutional design for the networked university ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Infra-estrutura e mudanca institucional na universidade interligada em rede by Philip Agre( )
1 edition published in 2001 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Functions as Data Objects: The Implementation of Functions in LISP ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
This paper discusses the manner in which functions are defined and manipulated in various dialects of the LISP language. It is argued that the syntax and mechanisms which are usually provided to accomplish such things as passing functions as arguments and returning them as values are unnecessarily inconsistent and clumsy. An alternative scheme for implementing functions in LISP is presented. It is based on the concept of a 'linker node', a construct used in Wisconsin/Maryland LISP, and allows greater uniformity in the handling of different types of functions. The advantages of being able to handle functions in the same ways as other common data structures are demonstrated. One possible function syntax is outlined and coded. (Author)
Networking on the network : a guide to professional skills for PhD students by Philip Agre( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Constructions of the mind : artificial intelligence and the humanities ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Agre P. E.
Agre, P. E. (Philip E.)
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