Overview

  • D.E. Wittkower is a philosopher of technology and culture. Current work focuses on the phenomenology of Facebook and philosophy of popular culture.
  • Selected Publications

    Articles In Academic Journals

    Year Title
    2016 Economies of the Internet (Introduction to Special Issue)First Monday.
    2016 Lurkers, creepers, and virtuous interactivity: From property rights to consent and care as a conceptual basis for privacy concerns and information ethicsFirst Monday.
    2016 Principles of anti-discriminatory design2016 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science and Technology.
    2015 In the Funding of the Silent Majoritymediacommons.
    2015 Social media and the organization manAPA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers. 16-20.
    2015 Taking care of Business CatBackchannels, a publication of the Society for Social Studies of Science.
    2014 Educational Expropriation of SNS Consumer TrainingDigital Culture in Education. 13-29.
    2014 Exploiting fluencies: Educational expropriation of social networking site consumer trainingDigital Culture and Education. 13-29.
    2014 Facebook and dramauthentic identity: A post-Goffmanian model of identity performance on SNSFirst Monday.
    2014 Public philosophy of technology: Motivations, barriers, and reforms (revision of version originally published in conference proceedings)Techné. 179-200.
    2014 Statement on massive open online courses (MOOCs)APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers. 38-41.
    2014 Statement on open-access publicationAPA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers. 11-12.
    2013 A phenomenology of SNS sharingSelected Papers of Internet Research.
    2013 Digital disruptions: An interview with D.E. WittkowerInterstitial Journal.
    2012 'Friend' is a VerbAPA Newsletter on Computers and Philosophy. 22-26.
    2012 The Vital Non-Action of Occupation, Offline and OnlineInternational Review of Information Ethics. 169-174.
    2011 Friendship in the Facebook OntologyCenter for Society and Cyberstudies.
    2009 Method against Method: Swarm and Interdisciplinary Research MethodologySocial Identities. 477-493.
    2008 Revolutionary Industry and Digital ColonialismFast Capitalism. 31.

    Books

    Year Title
    2013 The Philosopher's Book of Questions and Answers.  Avon, MA: Adams Media.
    2011 Philip K. Dick and Philosophy.  Chicago: Open Court.
    2010 Facebook and Philosophy.  Chicago: Open Court.
    2010 Mr. Monk and Philosophy.  Chicago: Open Court.
    2008 iPod and Philosophy.  Chicago: Open Court.

    Chapters

    Year Title
    2017 Technology and DiscriminationSpace for the Future: A Companion to Philosophy of Technology. Routledge.
    2017 Why Legally Downloading Music is Morally WrongThe Ethical Life. Oxford University Press.
    2015 On the sale of community in crowdfunding: Questions of power, inclusion, and valueCrowdfunding the future: Media industries, ethics, and digital society. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc..
    2013 Boredom on FacebookUnlike Us Reader: Social Media Monopolies and Their Alternatives. Amsterdam: Institute of Network Cultures.
    2013 Farmville, eternal recurrence, and the will-to-power-upsThe digital dionysus: Nietzsche and the network-centric condition. Punctum Books.
    2013 Sympathy and the perfect soldierEnder’s Game and philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2012 On the Origins of the Cute as a Dominant Aesthetic Category in Digital CulturePutting Knowledge to Work and Letting Information Play. Boston: Sense Publishers (Springer).
    2011 A Provisional Phenomenology of the AudiobookAudiobooks, Literature, and Sound Studies. Routledge.
    2011 Care and Loyalty in the WorkplaceApplying Care Ethics to Business. Springer.
    2011 Matt Damon is a Vast, Sinister ConspiracyPhilip K. Dick and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2011 Mind Mapping and Concept MappingLearning Through Digital Media: Experiments in Technology and Pedagogy. Institute for Distributed Creativity.
    2011 On the Wrongfulness of Strong Copyright in E-BusinessGlobal Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications. Hershey, PA: Information Resources Management Association (IGI Global).
    2011 The Case of the Dangerous DetectiveSherlock Holmes and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2011 Time in Unfixed Are You [sic]Philip K. Dick and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2010 A Reply to Facebook CriticsFacebook and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2010 Fullmetal Alchemist and the Deadly Sins of Late CapitalismAnime and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2010 Mr. Monk Meets Alexander the GreatMr. Monk and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2010 Mr. Monk and the Death DriveMr. Monk and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2010 On the Wrongfulness of Strong Copyright in E-BusinessEthical Issues in E-Business. Hershey, PA: Business Science Reference (IGI Global).
    2010 Spectacle 2.0?Facebook and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2009 Everybody Hates "Rainbows"Radiohead and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2008 The Rhodesian StrangeriPod and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.
    2008 What do we Hear when we Listen to our iPods?iPod and Philosophy. Chicago: Open Court.

    Conference Papers

    Year Title
    2013 Public philosophy of technology: Motivations, barriers, and reforms

    Research Overview

  • Phenomenology of Technology Postphenomenology Gender and Technology Race and Technology Critical Theory Critical Internet Theory Internet Studies
  • Expertise Keywords

  • Internet : Social Media Theory; New Media Theory; Digital Culture; Cybersecurity Ethics; Information Ethics; Privacy
  • Media Studies : Social Media Theory; New Media Theory; Digital Culture; Cybersecurity Ethics; Information Ethics; Privacy
  • Philosophy : Philosophy of Technology; New Media Theory; Social Networks and Social Media; Business Ethics; Philosophy of Popular Culture; Political Philosophy; Critical Internet Theory; Internet Studies; Philosophy of Technology, Race, and Gender
  • Popular Culture : Philosophy of Popular Culture, New Media Theory, Social Networks and Social Media, Internet Studies, Philosophy and Science Fiction
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, Vanderbilt University 2006
  • M.A. in Philosophy, Vanderbilt University 2004
  • B.A. in Society and the Human Condition, University of Redlands 1997
  • Full Name

  • Dylan Wittkower