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Knowledge in the New Technologies

Gerassimos Kouzelis, Maria Pournari, Michael Stöppler and Vassilis Tselfes

Knowledge in the information-technology sector suggests an interesting problem that arises from its very characterisation as a new phenomenon. The necessity to determine this knowledge in relation to previous technological and scientific achievements raises questions such as: Is there any possibility of articulating the new technology into a specific body of knowledge that fits a new cognitive model? Or is the process of reproduction of such knowledge characterised by practices we have already encountered in previous technologies? The present volume presents an attempt to answer these questions examining the in-use knowledge of the information and communication technologies in the philosophical and sociological discussion, in the «new economy», in the school class and in the scientific laboratory.
Contents: Gerassimos Kouzelis/Maria Pournari/Michael Stöppler/Vasilis Tselfes: Introduction – Luciano Floridi: A model of Data and Semantic Information – Maria Pournari: New Technologies: Knowledge of Procedural Rules and Practical Skills – Gerassimos Kouzelis: The making of a third world: Three hypotheses – Alexandros-Andreas Kyrtsis: Context-Aware uses of Information Technologies and Technophobia – Stavros Ioannides: Information and Knowledge in 20th Century Economics: From Prices, to Contracts, to Institutions – Kostas Samiotis/Anthony Papargyris/Angeliki Poulymenakou/Panagiotis Zaharias/ George M. Giaglis: Knowledge Processes Embedded in Task Structures: Design of a Technical and Organizational Solution – Karl-Martin Ehrhart/Marion Ott: Auctions, Information, and New Technologies – Margaret Cox: Educational Conflict: the problems in institutionalizing new technologies in Education – Nancy J. Nersessian/Elke Kurz-Milcke/Jim Davies: Ubiquitous Computing in Science and Engineering Research Laboratories: A case study from biomedical engineering – Aristotle Tympas: Between telecommunication efficiency and instability: Towards an historical approach.