VIKMA13 Information, Communication, Thinking

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2015
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. Alžběta Šašinková
Supplier department: Division of Information and Library Studies - Department of Czech Literature - Faculty of Arts
Fri 10:50–12:25 C33
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Information science fastens closely technical and humane aspects of the discipline. Socio-technological approach influences work of information professionals and brings new applications and theories. Main aims of this subject is to introduce to 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 be able to read literature in second language.
  • 1. I-field: information, technology and humans, definition, issues, jurisdiction
  • 2. Science: towards origins of modern scientific thinking
  • 3. Data – information – knowledge: conceptual mapping
  • 4. Data science: data practices of scientific fields
  • 5. Network science, networks and innovations, virtual cooperation networks, co-laboratories. Inzternet, sensor-based networks, social media
  • 6. Informatics: social and community informatics, paradox of productivity, social informatics in SSSR, social informatics and its research approaches. Telecentre and information kiosk
  • 7. Sociotechnical studies, value sensitive design
  • 8. Actor theory, actor network theory: from psychology to history of science and design
  • 9. Digital Humanities and interdisciplinarity
  • 10. Ubiquitous computing and augmented reality
  • 11. Technostres – its kinds and consequences, information neurosis, prevention of technostress: ergonomics, information hygiene, bionic library.
  • 12. Infometrics - measuring the science.
  • Defining digital humanities :a reader. Edited by Melissa M. Terras - Julianne Nyhan - Edward Vanhoutte. 1 online r. ISBN 9781409469643. info
  • DIX, Alan, Janet FINLAY, Gregory D. ABOWD and R. BEALE. Human-computer interaction. third edition. xxv, 834. ISBN 0130461091. info
  • BORGMAN, Christine L. Big data, little data, no data : scholarship in the networked world. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2015. xxv, 383. ISBN 9780262028561. info
  • ROEMER, Robin Chin and Rachel BORCHARDT. Meaningful metrics : a 21st-century librarian's guide to bibliometrics, altmetrics, and research Impact. Chicago, Illiniois: Association of College and Research Libraries, 2015. vii, 241. ISBN 9780838987551. info
  • Beyond bibliometrics : harnessing multidimensional indicators of scholarly impact. Edited by Blaise Cronin - Cassidy R. Sugimoto. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 2014. viii, 466. ISBN 9780262525510. info
  • Digital humanities. Edited by Anne Burdick. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2012. x, 141 p. ISBN 9780262312103. info
  • Communities in action : papers in community informatics. Edited by Larry Stillman - Graeme Johanson - Rebecca French. 1st pub. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2009. viii, 270. ISBN 9781443809597. info
  • Constructing and sharing memory : community informatics, identity and empowerment. Edited by Larry Stillman - Graeme Johanson. 1st pub. Newcastle: Cambridge scholars publishing, 2007. xxiii, 369. ISBN 9781847182777. info
  • BRADLEY, Gunilla. Social and community informatics : humans on the net. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2006. xiv, 265. ISBN 0415381843. 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
  • LATOUR, Bruno. Reassembling the social : an introduction to actor-network-theory. New York: Oxford University Press, 2005. x, 301. ISBN 9780199256051. 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
  • A companion to digital humanities. Edited by Susan Schreibman - Raymond George Siemens - John Unsworth. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell, 2004. xxvii, 611. ISBN 9781405168069. info
  • Actor-network theory and information systems. Edited by Ole Hanseth - Margunn Aanestad - Marc Berg. [Bradford, England]: Emerald Group Pub., 2004. p. 132-231. ISBN 0861769821. 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
  • 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
  • Context and consciousness : activity theory and human-computer interaction. Edited by Bonnie A. Nardi. London: MIT Press, 1996. xiii, 400. ISBN 0262140586. info
  • BIJKER, Wiebe E. Of bicycles, bakelites, and bulbs: toward a theory of sociotechnical change. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1995. 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
  • Scholarly communication and bibliometrics. Edited by Belver C. Griffith - Christine L. Borgman. Newbury Park: SAGE Publications, 1990. 363 s. ISBN 0803938799. 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
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 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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