John  Bork

  • Title / Position: Technical Project Lead
  • Organization: University of Central Florida

John Bork has been interested in the intersection of computer technology, philosophy, and humanities for over 20 years. Currently employed as a technical project lead and software engineer specializing in GNU/Linux-based process automation systems, he is also enrolled in the Texts and Technology doctoral program at the University of Central Florida.

  • What Should be in a Philosophy of Computing?


    The Obama administration and other groups have been calling for dramatic increases in computer science and technology education for American children, which requires a new generation of proficient and inspired educators. This implies making a sound connection between technology education and the humanities. Other universities have courses addressing computer ethics, the philosophy of technology, information, computer science, and so on, but nowhere is the philosophy of computing explicitly addressed as an academic subject. UCF can become a leader in this field by leveraging its excellence in digital humanities, especially its Texts and Technology program, in collaboration with its world class programs in engineering, computer science, simulation, and visual design, but first we have to consider what should be in it. For my THATCamp 2016 session, I will open with a proposed syllabus, and solicit discussion of potential objectives, topics, and their rationale.

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