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Call For Chapters: Emerging Human-Machine Technologies

The realm for a universal forum that discovers, explores, and prepares the way for eventual large-scale cyborg sociocultural integration, which just a few years ago would have been incredulous, is now upon us as partly evidenced through the proximity at which science, technology and the Internet are rapidly arriving at expectant machine sentience. This publication will address critical, foundational elements of study in human-machines and cyborgs, including their creation, governance, policy, and sustainment; rights, privileges,

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Science and Technology Writing and Presentation Course

Pretty much thrilled to be teaching an inaugural Class of ’62 Scientific Writing course here at Dartmouth in Spring 15. I’ve given this course a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) focus for students majoring specifically in those disciplines. We will work with a triangulation of various texts including Angelika Hofmann’s Scientific writing and communication: Papers, proposals, and presentations; Bruno Latour’s Laboratory life: The social construction of scientific facts; and Edward Tufte’s The visual

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Cinderella Future: Technology’s Twisted Sisters

Looking forward to working with the 32 students in two upcoming Winter term sections of my new course Technology’s Twisted Sisters: Technophilia, Technophobia, and Technotopia. We’ll be in the Canvas Content Management System (CMS) online extensively and will discuss texts in class from the 4th Edition of Sara Baase’s A Gift of Fire: Social, Legal, and Ethical Issues for Computing Technology, and Ronald Sandler’s Ethics and Emerging Technologies. We will also critique a few select

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The Voice Of One Crying Out In Our Digital Wilderness

Lone Shack Nestled in Appalachian Mountains at White River Junction VT across Connecticut River from Hanover NH   As the shops and stores in Hanover get ready for the holidays, I am excited for my first winter in New England. I suspect the graciousness and generosity that sustain this community will overflow. It’s already touched me in too many ways to mention, but one new way will be attending Thanksgiving at my chiropractor’s house, where

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Dartmouth Homecoming 2014: My Day in Pictures

What a great day and what a great birthday! Students in my Digital Media, Cultures, and Societies class gave it a head start when they sang Happy Birthday on Thursday and brought donuts to class from Lou’s Bakery. So thoughtful and sweet. I ran into my student Chris downtown Hanover on Friday afternoon and he asked if I was headed to the bonfire later on the Green and I thought sure, why not? So I

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Global Issues and Ethical Considerations in Human Enhancement Technologies reference book, edited by Steve Thompson, published by IGI Global, 2014.