VIKMA13 Information, Communication, Thinking

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2011
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Michal Lorenz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Petr Škyřík, Ph.D.
Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Marie Hradilová
Fri 12:30–14:05 zruseno D51
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Information science fasten closely technical and humane aspects of subject. Socio-technological approach influences work of information professionals and brings new applications and theories. Main aims of this subject is to introduce new topics and trends in information science. Undergraduates should understand and criticaly think about new trends in subject. They should be able argue about recommended literature in written as well as oral form and read in second language.
  • 1. Cognitive science, philosophy of mind, neuro science, new artificial intelligence, cognitive informatics.
  • 2. Paradox of productivity, social informatics in SSSR, social informatics a its research approaches, Actor network theory, information ecology.
  • 3. Theory of nets, networks and innovations, virtual cooperation networks.
  • 4. Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW),cyberpsychology,MUDs, virtual rape, MUVEs, support of collaborative learning and activities.
  • 5. Technology policy and biopolicy, neoluddism, extropianism, transhumanism, technological singularity, human-cyborg-android-robot, between technological singularity and environmental crisis.
  • 6. Teilhard de Chardin a information society, theory of global brain.
  • 7. Interaction, usability, human - computer interaction (HCI), objects of HCI.
  • 8. Technostres – its kinds and consequences, information neurosis, prevention of technostress: ergonomics, information hygiene, bionic library.
  • DIX, Alan, Janet FINLAY, Gregory D. ABOWD and R. BEALE. Human-computer interaction. third edition. xxv, 834. ISBN 0130461091. info
  • Kde končí pustina : politika a transcendence v postindustriální společnosti. Edited by Theodore Roszak, Translated by S. M. Blumfeld. V českém jazyce vyd. 1. Praha: Prostor, 2005. 441 s. ISBN 8072601466. info
  • PETRŮ, Marek. Možnosti transgrese : je třeba vylepšovat člověka? Vyd. 1. Praha: Triton, 2005. 268 s. ISBN 8072546104. info
  • KLING, Rob, Howard ROSENBAUM and Steve SAWYER. Understanding and communicating social informatics : a framework for studying and teaching the human contexts of information and communication technologies. 1st Print. Medford, New Jersey: Information Today, 2005. xx, 216. ISBN 1573872288. info
  • BARABÁSI, Albert-László. V pavučině sítí. Translated by František Slanina. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Paseka, 2005. 274 s. ISBN 8071857513. info
  • ŠMAHEL, David. Psychologie a internet: děti dospělými, dospělí dětmi (Psychology and Internet: children becoming adults, adults becoming children). 2003. vyd. Praha: TRITON, 2003. 158 pp. Psychologická setkávání, sv. 6. ISBN 80-7254-360-1. info
  • Kognitívne vedy. Edited by Ján Rybár - Ľubica Beňušková - Vladimír Kvasnička. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Kalligram, 2002. 357 s. ISBN 8071495158. info
  • DAMASIO, Antonio R. Descartesův omyl : emoce, rozum a lidský mozek. Translated by Lucie Motlová - Alžběta Hesová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 2000. 259 s. ISBN 8020408444. info
  • NARDI, Bonnie A. and Vicki O'DAY. Information ecologies : using technology with heart. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1999. xiv, 232. ISBN 0262640422. info
  • DAVENPORT, Thomas H. and Laurence PRUSAK. Information ecology : mastering the information and knowledge environment. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997. 255 s. ISBN 0195111680. info
  • NOSEK, Jiří. Mysl a tělo v analytické filosofii :úvod do teorií psychofyzického problému. Vyd. 1. Praha: Filosofia, 1997. 202 s. ISBN 80-7007-091-9. info
  • KELEMEN, Jozef. Strojovia a agenty. Bratislava: Archa, 1994. 109 s. ISBN 80-7115-089-4. info
  • The cult of information : a neo-luddite treatise on high tech, artificial intelligence, and the true art of thinking. Edited by Theodore Roszak. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994. xlviii, 26. ISBN 0520085841. info
  • RUSSELL, Peter. The awakening Earth :the global brain. Rev. ed., with new foreword. London: Arkana, 1991. xvii, 242. ISBN 0-14-019304-9. info
  • STRAKA, Josef. Sociální informatika :terminologický a výkladový slovník pro posluchače katedry vědeckých informací a knihovnictví. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1990. 217 s. ISBN 80-7066-324-3. info
Teaching methods
Educational methods:
- Lectures
- Active work in lectures
- Discussions
- Home reading
- One lecture in second life
Assessment methods
Requests to undergo:
- Oral examination
- short critical essays or annotations to every required paper
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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