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Slow tech and ICT : a responsible, sustainable and ethical approach

Author: Norberto Patrignani; Diane Whitehouse
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Series: Palgrave pivot.
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This book makes an important contribution to the recent evolution in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) that are human-centred and socially desirable, environmentally sustainable, and ethically acceptable. It introduces the concept of moral, equitable and environmental limits in the ICT domain and proposes a Slow Tech approach to face the challenges of these limits, laying out a set of principles that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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(OCoLC)1004067761
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norberto Patrignani; Diane Whitehouse
ISBN: 9783319689449 3319689444
OCLC Number: 1013822221
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: 1 Introduction2 Pneumatophores2.1 Carlo Petrini2.2 Alexander Langer2.3 Rene von Schomberg2.4 Joseph Weizenbaum3 Speed Limits in Cyberspace3.1 An Ecology for Cyberspace?3.1.1 Characteristics of the Knowledge Revolution3.1.2 Human beings and the concept of time3.1.3 Why human beings do not like limits3.2 The Myth of Speed4 Stories about Speed and Time4.1 The Length of Life Cycles: the Lotka-Volterra Model4.2 Dangers are Long-Lasting: Onkalo, Finland4.3 Eternally Saving Crops for Humanity: Svalbard, Norway4.4 Stimulating Long-Term Thinking: Van Horn, Texas4.5 Limiting the Speed of Machines: the New York Stock Exchange4.6 The Recovery of Control5 Information: Environmental and Human Limits5.1 The Characteristics of Information5.1.1 An initial focus on the time dimension5.1.2 Information sharing in space and time5.1.3 How information provision has developed over time5.2 Environmental Limits: Towards the End of Moore's Law?5.2.1 Computers are not washing machines5.3 Human Limits: Individual and Collective Bandwidth5.3.1 Individual bandwidth5.3.2 Collective bandwidth6 The beginning of a new Renaissance in ICT6.1 Co-Shaping of Technology and Society6.1.1 The early days of computing6.1.2 Computing use in wartime6.1.3 Host computing6.1.4 Personal computing6.1.5 Cloud computing6.2 Towards a Proactive Computer Ethics6.2.1 The dawn of computer ethics6.2.2 A policy vacuum6.2.3 Further shifts in computer ethics6.2.4 Proactive computer ethics6.3 ICT as Complex Socio-Technical Systems6.3.1 Systemic design6.3.2 Importance of complex systems in computer science6.4 Innovation6.4.1 Innovation, ethics and Responsible Research and Innovation6.5 A Model for Responsible Research and Innovation7 Slow Tech: A Good, Clean, and Fair ICT7.1 Introducing a Slow Tech Compass7.2 Adapting the Principles of the Slow Food Movement to ICT7.3 Good ICT7.3.1 Good ICT as socially desirable ICT7.3.2 Good ICT as hospitable ICT7.3.3 Good ICT and a balance between leisure and working time7.3.4 Good ICT and slower life7.3.5 Good ICT and learning7.3.6 Good ICT and studies of the human mind7.4 Clean ICT7.4.1 Clean ICT and climate change7.4.2 Clean ICT and e-waste7.5 Fair ICT7.5.1 Fair ICT and ethics7.5.2 Being ethical: working with shared values7.5.3 Fair ICT and the rights of workers7.5.4 Fair ICT and the health of workers7.5.5 Fair ICT and its open spanning layers7.5.6 Fair ICT and war8 Applying Slow Tech in Real Life8.1 Moving towards an Understanding of Complex Human Beings8.2 Starting a Dialogue with Stakeholders8.2.1 Younger generations8.2.2 Users8.2.3 Computer professionals8.2.4 ICT companies8.3 Applying the Slow Tech Method8.3.1 Is this cloud computing good?8.3.2 Is this cloud computing clean?8.3.3 Is this cloud computing fair?8.4 Locating Existing Examples of Slow Tech Companies8.4.1 Olivetti8.4.2 Loccioni8.4.3 Fairphone9 Energy, time and information: A long-term view of ICT9.1 A Longer-Term View of Sustainable ICT over Time9.2 Spreng's Triangle9.3 An Application of the Brakes with a Focus on Human Happiness
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Norberto Patrignani, Diane Whitehouse.

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