RC_Susana Perez Gomar Capurro Rafael Capurro

    ACADEMIC DEGREES & PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Licentiate in Philosophy from Colegio Máximo, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina (1971).
    Diploma in Documentation from Lehrinstitut für Dokumentation, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1973).
    Research worker at Zentralstelle für Atomkernenergie-Dokumentation (ZAED), Karlsruhe, Germany (1974-75).
    Dr.phil. in Philosophy from Düsseldorf University (1978). Thesis: Information.

    Assistant to Scientific Director, Fachinformationszentrum Karlsruhe, Germany (1980-85).
    Postdoctoral teaching qualification (Habilitation) in Practical Philosophy (Ethics) from Stuttgart University (1989).Thesis: Hermeneutik der Fachinformation ("Hermeneutics of scientific information")
    Lecturer / Privatdozent at the Institute of Philosophy, Stuttgart University (1989-2004)
    Professor of information science and information ethics at Suttgart Media University, Germany (1986-2009).

    Member of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) to the European
    Commission (2000-2010)
    Steinbeis Hochschule Berlin: Transfer-Institute Information Ethics, Director (2008-2013).
    Member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Digital Ethics (IDE), Stuttgart Media University (since 2014)

    Emeritus Member of the  Board of Advisors, ID4Africa (2014-2018).
    Senior Fellow of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan (2014-2019)
    Research Associate at the Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa (2020-2022).
    Founding Member des World Technology Network (WTN).
    Distinguished Researcher in Information Ethics,
    School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (2010-2012)
    Member of the Advisory Board for Integrity and Corporate Responsibility of Daimler AG (May 2016 - July 2017)
    Member of the Executive Board of Responsible Robotics.

    See: Life in Translation
    See: Certificates


CAPURRO FIEK FOUNDATION
Founder

COMMUNITIES


is4is


PROJECTS

acatech

Internet Privaca
Final Report

acatech2012

(08/2011 - 01/2013)

See English summary.
See
: Rafael Capurro, Michael Eldred and Daniel Nagel: Digital Whoness: Identity, Privacy and Freedom in the Cyberworld. OntosBerlin: de Gruyter 2013. Extensive parts can be previewed here.

digitalwhoness

Robot Companions


    ETICA (2009-2011) (FP 7)

etica

See Deliv. 3.2.2 (and Annex)


ETHICBOTS (2005-2008) (FP 6)


ethicbots


    Rafael Capurro and Michael Nagenborg (Eds.): Ethics and Robotics. Heidelberg: Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft / IOS Press, 2009.

ethics and robotics

MEMBERSHIPS

FELLOWSHIPS & AWARDS

Research Fellow of the Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (2003-2005).
Senior Fellow in Information Ethics, Center for Information Policy Research, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (2007-2008; 2009-2010).
Distinguished Researcher in Information Ethics, School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (2010-2012).
Distinguished Researcher at the ACEIE, Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria, South Africa (since 2012).
Senior Fellow of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan (2014-2018)

Special ANIE Award

for a decade of contributions to Information Ethics in Africa  (2004-2014)


anie award 2014 rc

Anieversary 2017



International Society for Ethics and Information Technology


inseit


Information Cultures


Thanks and Responses by Rafael Capurro
Reviews:
Elena Maceviciute (University of Borås) Information Research, 22(2) 2016, no. R594
Delmus E. Williams (Walden University),  The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 43/3, May 2017, 276
Charles Sturt University: Book honours study of information, philosophy and culture 18 Apr 2017

Jefferson Veras Nunes (Universidade Federal do Cearà) Informação em Pauta, Fortaleza, v.2, n.1, p. 119-126,  jan/jun 2017
Gustavo Silva Saldanha IIBICT, Rio de Janeiro), Grace Quaresma Fugazza (UNIRIO, Rio de Janeiro)Informatio 22 (1), 2017, 51-68


BOOK SERIES

Co-Editor

ICIE-Series on Information Ethics (2002-) Munich: Fink Verlag.
Editors: Rafael Capurro, Thomas Hausmanninger

Schriftenreihe Medienethik (2002-). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag

Editors: Rafael Capurro, Petra Grimm


Member of the Editorial Board

Information Science and Knowledge Management (Springer)
Ed. John Mackenzie Owen

JOURNALS

    Founder and Editor-in-Chief (2004-2018)

    irie


Member of the Editorial Board  / Consulting Editor


Cybernetics & Human Knowing
Ed. Soeren Brier

Enl@ce. Revista venezolana de información, tecnología y conocimiento
Ed. Jesús Alberto Andrade

Flusserstudies.net
Ed. Rainer Gulden
Informação em Pauta
Ed. Maria Giovanna Guedes Farias
Informação & Tecnologia
Ed. Placida Amorim da Costa Santos, Guilherme Ataide Dias
Informatio
Ed. Mario Barité

Information
Ed. Mark Burgin

Inkanyiso
Ed. Dennis Ocholla
Journal of Law and Emerging Technologies
Ed. H. Abdellhamid, T. Domiatty, A. Attia
Journal of Information, Communication & Ethics in Society
Eds. Simon Rogerson, N. Ben Fairweather
Leadership and the Humanities
Ed. Antonio Marturano
NanoEthics. Ethics for Technologies that converge at the nanoscale
Ed. Christopher Coenen
Open Information Science
Ed. Paul Sturges
Palabra clave
Ed. María Cecilia Corda
Perspectivas em Ciência da Informação
Ed. Paulo da Terra Caldeira
Revista Conhecimento em Ação
Ed. Gustavo Henrique de Araújo Freire

Revista Prefacio
Ed. Elida Elizondo

Signo y Pensamiento
Ed. Catalina Montoya Londo
ño
triple C
Ed. Christian Fuchs

    Foundations of Information Science
    Information Ethics
    Bioethics

    Information Management
    Angeletics: Work in Progress
    Philosophy of Information
    Hermeneutics

LIBER LEXICON: CAPURRIANAS
INTERVIEWS

 The Quest for Roboethics: an Interview with Yue-Hsuan Weng

Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA): Dialogreihe Mobilität von morgen. Gespräch  mit dem Vorstandsvorsitzenden der Continental AG, Dr. Elmar Degenhart. Moderation: Ines Arland, Berlin, 29. November 2016. Siehe auch: Continental AG.


Digitization as an Ethical Challenge, 2016.

Information Literacies, 2014.

EU Workshop ETICA, Brussels, March 31, 2011. Video.



etica EU
2021



2020

  • Wegen der Corona-Krise verschobene Anhörung der Enquêtekommission "Digitalisierung im Saarland" zum Thema Ethik der Digitalität. Landtag des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Franz-Josef-Röder-Str.7, 4. Mai 2020.
  • Grupo de investigación Escritos (Estudos Críticos em Informação, Tecnologia e Organização Social). Tercer Seminário: Ética em informação em tempos de pandemia. Coordinador Arthur Coelho Bezerra, IBICT (Brasil). Palestra:  De mensajes y mensajeros en tiempos de pandemias biológicas e informacionales. 14 de mayo de 2020.
    Video

    http://escritos.ibict.br/

  • Seminario Virtual Amazonia organizado por Cristian Berrío-Zapata de la UFPA (Universidade Federal de Pará): Sustentabilidad, Junio 2020.

  • International Conference on Access to Information in Time of Crisis - The UNESCO Information For All Programme Priorities and The COVID-19 Pandemic,  26-28 August, 2020 organized by India Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ICEIE), Centre for Digital Learning, Training and Resources (CDLTR), University of Hyderabad (India); African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE), University of Pretoria (South Africa); Russian National IFAP Committee, Interregional Library Cooperation Centre (Russian Federation); UNESCO Chair on Language Policies for Multilingualism, University of Santa Catarina (Brazil). Contribution to the debate: On biological and informational pandemias.


2019




2018



unescoifap

International Policy Dialogue 
on IFAP Priority Areas in the BRICS Countries
organized by the African Centre of Excellence for Information Ethics (ACEIE)
See: ACEIE Newsletter 2018
Keynote: Digital Futures
(PowerPoint)
 Cape Town, South Africa, July 4-8, 2018
Final Programme

See: Homage to Nelson Mandela


unescoifap

Dr. Boyan Radoykov  (on the right: Dr. Coetzee Bester and Rachel Fischer)
See: UNESCO News


unescoifap2018

with Dr. Boyan Radoykov (UNESCO) (on the right: Dr. Coetzee Bester)
See Gallery


Mandela's Cell

Visit to Robben Island
Nelson Mandela's Cell
See: Homage to Nelson Mandela



2017

2016



2015


2014

  • GEST (Global Ethics in Science and Technology 2011-2014, EU FP 7), Final Conference, New Delhi, 6-7 March, 2014.
  • Tehran University: Shapes of Human Interplay in the Digital Age (PP) , September 29, 2014

2013
  • CLINAM (European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine): 6th Global Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine, Basel, June 23-26, 2013. Keynote: Medicine in the Information and Knowledge Society. An abridged version was published in Beat Löffler and Patrick Hunziker (eds.): CLINAM 6/13 European Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine and Targeted Medicine, Conference Proceedings 6/2013, European Foundation for Clinical Nanomedicine, Basel 2013, p. 94. The complete version was published under the title: Medicine 2.0. Reflections on a pathology of the information society, in: Innovation. journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa. Special Issue: Information Ethics (ed. Stepehn Mutula), Number 46, June 2013, pp. 75-96.
  • The Gauteng Province Seminar on Information Ethics. Presentation: Why Information Ethics? (PowerPoint), University of Pretoria, South Africa, September 11, 2013.

2012
  • TABULA RASA (EU Project Trusted Biometrics under Spoofing Attacks), Symposium, Rome May 3-4, 2012
  • Workshop on Intercultural Information Ethics, Tsukuba University, Japan, October 4-5, 2012.


PUBLICATIONS IN ENGLISH


2021

Nelson Mandela as Information Ethicist (forthcoming)



2020

On biological and informational pandemias

Homage to Nelson Mandela

The Age of Artificial Intelligences. In: International Review of Information Ethics (IRIE) (forthcoming)

Pseudangelia - Pseudangelos. On  false messages and messengers in Ancient Greece. In: 
Informatio 25(1), 2020, pp.106-131.


2019

Leonardo da Vinci - Martin Heidegger 2019

Ethical Issues of Humanoid-Human Interaction. In: Ambarish Goswami, Prahlad Vadakkepat (eds.): Humanoid Robotics: A Reference. Dordrecht: Springer 2019, 2421-2436.

Enculturaging Algorithms. In: Nanoethics 2019, 1-7; DOI: 10.1007/s11569-019-00340.9

Digital Futures. An brief essay on sustainable life in the digital age. In: Mètode. Science Studies Journal 2019.
DOI: 10.703/metode.10.125.39


2018

The Debt of Natural Science. An Interview with Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker 2018

A Long-Standing Encounter. In: AI & Society 2018

Information Literacies: Understanding the Digital Age. (2018).


2017

"Autonomous Zombies are not an Option". In: 2025 AD, June 28, 2017

 Rafael Capurro - Maximiliano Rodríguez Fleitas: "Let the Orientales be as enlightened as they are brave". The Digital Divide in the Context of Uruguay's Public Schools. In: Education for Information, March 2017.

Intercultural  Roboethics for a Robot Age. In: Makoto Nakada, Rafael Capurro and Koetsu Sato (Eds.): Critical Review of Information Ethics and Roboethics in East and West. Master's and Doctoral Program in International and Advanced Japanese Studies, Research Group for "Ethics and Technology in the Information Eta"), University of Tsukuba 2017 (ISSN 2432-5414), 13-18.

Citizenship in the Digital Age. In: Toni Samek and Lynette Shultz (eds.): Information Ethics, Globalization and Citizenship. Essays on Ideas to Praxis. Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2017. 11-39. (See the review by Geoffrey Rockwell)

In Search of Ariadne's Thread in Digital Labyrinths. In: Proceedings of   ICIL 2016  7th International Conference on Information Law and Ethics: Broadening the Horizons of Information Law and Ethics - A Time for Inclusion, University of Pretoria, South Africa, February 22-23, 2016   (pdf)

Ethical Issues of Humanoid-Human Interaction. In:  Prahlad  Vadakkepat, Ambarish Goswami, Jong-Hwan Kim (eds.): Handboook of Humanoids. Springer 2017 (forthcoming)

 Information Literacies: Understanding the Digital Age. In: João Antonio de Moraes andMaria Eunice Quilici Gonzalez (eds.):  Life, Information and New Technologies. (forthcoming)

Digitization as an ethical challenge In: AI & Society, 2017 (32/2),  277-283.


2016


Glossarium BITri. Interdisciplinary Elucidation of Concepts, Metaphors, Theories and Problems Concernning Information. Coordinators: José María Díaz Nafría, Mario Pérez-Montoro Gutiérrez, Francisco Salto Alemany. Contributions on: angeletics, hermeneutics, intercultural information ethics, message, roboethics, information ethics. Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena (ed.), Ecuador, 2016.



2015

Translating Information. In: Proceedings of the conference FIS/ISIS 2015: Information Society at the Crossroads -  Response and Responsibility of the Sciences of Information,Vienna University of Technology, Vienna, June 3-6, 2015.

On Charlie Hebdo: The War over Universalisms (2015)

Shapes of Freedom in the Digital AgeIn: Hasan S. Keseroğlu, Guler Demir, Elsa Bitri und Aysenur Gunes (Hg.): Proceedings of the International Symposium on Philosophy of Library and Information Science. Ethics: Theory and Practice, Istanbul 2015.

Information Literacies: Understanding the Digital Age.   In: João Antonio de Moraes and Maria Eunice Quilici Gonzalez (eds.):  Life, Information and New Technologies, Rio de Janeiro 2015.

Citizenship in the Digital Age. In Toni Samek (University of Alberta) (ed.) (forthcoming)

Toward a Comparative Theory of Agents.
In: Mathias Gutman, Michael Decker, Julia Knifka (Eds.): Evolutionary Robotics, Organic Computing and Adaptive Ambience. Vienna: LIT 2015, 81-96.  Originally a contribution to the Panel Autonomic Computing, Human Identity and Legal Subjectivity organized by Mireille Hildebrandt and Antoinette Rouvroy. In: AI & Society, Vol. 27, 4 (2012), 479-488.

2014

On Ethics, Information Ethics, and Internet Research Ethics. An Interview with Rahman Marefat and Mahmood Sangari (Semnan University, Iran). In Webology, Vol. 11, N. 2, 2014.


2013

Ethical Issues of Online Social Networks in Africa. In Innovation: Journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa. Vol 46 (December 2013), 161-175.

Go Glocal: Intercultural Comparison of Leadership Ethics. In: Infopreneurship Journal (IJ), 2013, Vol. 1, No. 1, 1-9.

Medicine in the Information and Knowleldge Society In: Proceedings of the European Summit for Clinical Nanomedicine and Targeted Medicine (forthcoming).

Information Ethics. In Byron Kaldis (ed.): Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Sage Publ. 2013.

Kaldis 2013

Rafael Capurro, Michael Eldred and Daniel Nagel: Digital Whoness: Identity, Privacy and Freedom in the Cyberworld.  Berlin: de Gruyter 2013. Extensive parts can be previewed here.

digitalwhoness


See a short version of this book at J. Buchmann (Ed.)
Internet-Privacy (2012) with my contributions:

The Quest for Information Ethics and Roboethics in East and West ed. by Makoto Nakada and Rafael Capurro. Research Report 
on trends in information ethics and roboethics in Japan and the West. ReGIS (Research Group on the Information Society) and ICIE (Internatinal Center for Information Ethics), March 31, 2013.

Japan 2013


An Intercultural Dialogue on Roboethics (Makoto Nakada and Rafael Capurro). In: Makoto Nakada and Rafael Capurro (eds.): The Quest for Information Ethics and Roboethics in East and West. Research Report on trends in information ethics and roboethics in Japan and the West. ReGIS (Research Group on the Information Society) and ICIE (Internatinal Center for Information Ethics), March 31, 2013, 13-22.



2012


Ethical Issues of Online Social Neworks in Africa .

Rafael Capurro, Michael Eldred and Daniel Nagel:  IT and Privacy from an ethical perspective: Digital Whoness: Identity, Privacy and Freedom in the Cyberworld in Johannes Buchmann (ed.) Internet Privacy - Eine multidisziplinäre Bestandsaufnahme / A multidisciplinary analysis. Berlin: Acatech 2012, pp. 63-142. Printed version: Springer 2012.

Toward a Comparative Theory of Agents.
Contribution to the Panel Autonomic Computing, Human Identity and Legal Subjectivity organized by Mireille Hildebrandt and Antoinette Rouvroy. In: AI & Society, Vol. 27, 4 (2012), 479-488.

Beyond Humanisms.  In:Toru Nishigaki and Tadashi Takenouchi (eds.): Information Ethics. The Future of the Humanities. Nagoya City: V2Solution Publisher 2012, 26-74.



2011
Botenbuch
  • Beyond Humanisms. In: Rafael Capurro and John Holgate (Eds.): Messages and Messengers.

2010

Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics 2011

  • Contributions to the Glossarium BITri (Glossary of concepts, metaphors, theories and problems concerning INFORMATION)
China Information Ethics conference 2010

  • Ethics and Public Policy in Europe. In Stefano Rodotà and Paolo Zatti (Eds.): Trattato di Biodiritto. Vol.1 Stefano Rodotà and Mariachiara Talllacchini (Eds.): Ambito e fonti del biodiritto. Milano: Giuffrè Editore, 2010, 849-860.
Wollongong

Some of the keynote speakers at the IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS) pictured (in ascending order) are Amal Graafstra, Dr Roger Clarke, Dr Mark Gasson and Professor Rafael Capurro along with the conference committee chair, Gene Hoffnagle. Photo by: Zac Gatland

  • In search of a code of global information ethics: The road travelled and new horizons (R. Capurro and Johannes Britz). In Ethical Space (2010) vol. 7, No. 2/3, 28-36.
  • Conference Neuroscience and European and North American Case Law organized by the Interdepartmental Research Centre ECLSC, University of Pavia, in cooperation with the Court of Milan, Keynote: Ethical Aspects of ICT Implants in the Human Body (PP), Milano, 17. September 2010..
2009

2008

2006
2005
2004
2003
arist


2002
2001
2000
1999
  • Beyond the Digital  Paper presented at the International Festival for Film Video and Media Symposium (VIPER 99), "Cut & Copy," Lucerne (Switzerland), October 29-30, 1999. 
  • Ethical Aspects of Digital Libraries. In: Tatjana Aparac, Tefko Saracevic, Peter Ingwersen, Pertti Vakkari (Eds.): Digital Libraries. Interdisciplinary Concepts, Challenges and Opportunities, Zagreb, Proceedings of the CoLIS 3 Conference, Lokve 1999, 39-53.
  • Is a Unified Theory of Information Feasible? A Trialogue (Co-authors: Peter Fleissner, Wolfgang Hofkirchner). In: W. Hofkirchner (Ed.): The Quest for a Unified Theory of Information. World Futures General Evolution Studies,  Ervin Laszlo (Ed.), vol. 13, Overseas Publishers Assoc. 1999,  9-30.
1998 - 1985
  • Stable Knowledge?  Paper presented at the Workshop: Knowledge for the Future - Wissen für die Zukunft, Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, Zentrum für Technik und Gesellschaft,  March 19-21, 1997.
  • Information Technology and Technologies of the Self. In: Journal of Information Ethics, Fall 1996, Vol. 5,  No. 2, 19-28.
  • On the Genealogy of Information. In: Klaus Kornwachs, Konstantin Jacoby (Eds.): Information - New Questions to a Multidisciplinary Concept. Berlin: Akademie Verlag 1996,  259-271.
  • On Artificiality. In: IMES (Ist. Metodologico, Economico, Statistico), Università di Urbino (Italy), IMES-LCA WP-15 November 1995.
  • Informatics and Hermeneutics. In: Christiane Floyd, Heinz Züllighoven, Reinhard Budde, Reinhard Keil-Slawik (Eds.): Software Development and Reality Construction. Berlin: Springer, 1992, 363-375.
  • What is Information Science for? A Philosophical Reflection. In: Pertti Vakkari, Blaise Cronin (Eds.): Conceptions of Library and Information Science. London: Taylor Graham 1992, 82-96.
  • On Reliability and Unreliability. A Dialogue. In: Rainer Rilling et al. (Eds.): Challenges. Science and Peace in a Rapidly Changing Environment. Intern. Congress of Scientists and Engineers. Berlin 29.11.-1.12. 1991 (Schriftenreihe Wissenschaft und Frieden, Nr. 16, August 1992), Marburg, Vol. II, 177-179.
  • Towards an Information Ecology. In: Irene Wormell (Ed.): Information and Quality. London: Taylor Graham 1990, 122-139.
  • Technics, Ethics, and the Question of Phenomenology. In: A-T. Tymieniecka (Ed.).: Morality within the Life- und Social World. Analecta Husserliana XXII (Dordrecht: Reidel 1987), 475-481.
  • Tasks, Organisation and Activities of the Fachinformationszentrum Energie, Physik,  Mathematik. Report TRITA-LIB-1137 (Royal Institute of Technology Library, Stockholm,   Sweden) 1985.
  • Epistemology and Information Science. Report TRITA-LIB-6023 (Royal Institute of Technology Library, Stockholm, Sweden) 1985.
  • Moral issues in information science. In: Journal of information science 11 (1985), 113-123.


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