Harold Thimbleby
“Ethics & culture” only

1.Ethics & culture — Publications: refereed
1.1.Journal papers: refereed
1.2.Contributions to edited volumes: refereed
1.3.Conference papers: refereed
2.Ethics & culture — Invited publications: not refereed
2.1.Forewords and keynotes
2.2.Special issues
2.3.Articles in other journals
3.Ethics & culture — Other publications
3.1.Books
4.Ethics & culture — Presentations, exhibitions, debates, workshops
4.1.Unpublished keynotes
4.2.Invited conference presentations
4.3.Invited lectures, webinars and seminars
4.4.Debates

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1. Ethics & culture — Publications: refereed

1.1. Journal papers: refereed

H. Thimbleby, “Robot ethics? Not yet. A reflection on Whitby’s “Sometimes it’s hard to be a robot””, Interacting with Computers, vol. 20, no. 3, pp. 338–341 (2008). PDF DOI: 10.1016/j.intcom.2008.02.006

H. Thimbleby, “Personal Boundaries and Global Stage”, First Monday, vol. 3, no. 3 (1998). URL DOI: 10.5210%2Ffm.v3i2.582

H. Thimbleby, “Technological Hubris”, Computers & Digital Techniques, vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 229–234 (1994). DOI: 10.1049/cce:19940506

H. Thimbleby, “Computers and Human Consciousness”, Computers and Education, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 241–243 (1979). DOI: 10.1016/0360-1315(79)90047-2

1.2. Contributions to edited volumes: refereed

H. Thimbleby, “Personal Issues: Personal Boundaries/Global Stage”, 2020 Vision: Morality in the Information Society, pp. 81–93, Institution of Electrical Engineers (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Treat People Like Computers? Designing Usable Systems for Special People”, Extraordinary People and Human-Computer Interaction, A. Edwards (editor), pp. 283–295, Cambridge University Press (1995). PDF

A. G. Cockburn, S. R. Jones, *S. P. Marsh & H. Thimbleby, “Trust in CSCW”, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, S. Scrivener (editor), pp. 253–271, Ashgate Publishing (1994).

1.3. Conference papers: refereed

=P. Cairns, =L. Oshlyansky & =H. Thimbleby, “Validating the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) tool cross-culturally”, Proceedings British Computer Society HCI 2007 Conference, vol. 2, pp. 83–86 (2007). PDF

H. Thimbleby, “Validity and Cross-Validity in HCI Publications”, Proceedings The XIII International Workshop on Design, Specification and Verification of Interactive Systems — DSVIS 2006, A. Blandford & G. Doherty (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 4323, pp. 11–24, Springer Verlag, Dublin, Ireland (2007). PDF

P. Cairns, *L. Oshlyansky & H. Thimbleby, “A Cautionary Tale: Hofstede’s VSM Revisited”, Proceedings of British Computer Society Human Computer Interaction Conference, vol. 2, pp. 11–15, Edinburgh, Scotland (2006). PDF

P. Cairns, *L. Oshlyansky & H. Thimbleby, “Breaking Affordance: Culture as Context”, Proceedings of 3rd. Nordic ACM Conference on Computer-Human Interaction — NordiChi 2004, pp. 81–84, Tampere, Finland (October 23-27, 2004). PDF DOI: 10.1145/1028014.1028025

P. Duquenoy & H. Thimbleby, “Just Programming”, Proceedings 5th. Ethicomp, The Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies Conference, T. W. Bynum, H. Krawczy, S. Rogerson, S. Szejko & B. Wiszniewski (editors), pp. 83–91 (2001).

*E. Davenport, M. Dibben, B. Friedman, S. P. Marsh, H. Rosenbaum & H. Thimbleby, “Non-contractual Trust, Design, and Human Computer Interactions”, Proceedings ACM CHI (Extended Abstracts), pp. 239–240, Amsterdam, Holland (2000).

*P. Duquenoy, H. Thimbleby & S. Torrance, “Towards a Synthesis of Discourse Ethics and Internet Regulation”, Proceedings of the 4th. ETHICOMP International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies, Ethicomp’99, T. W. Bynum, A. D’Atri, A. Marturano & S. Rogerson (editors) (1999).

E. Davenport, M. Dibben, *S. P. Marsh & H. Thimbleby, “‘Artificial Morality’: Representations of Trust in Interactive Systems?”, Proceedings IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction — Interact 1999, S. Brewster, A. Cawsey & G. Cockton (editors), vol. 2, pp. 211–213 (1999).

P. Duquenoy, G. Marsden & H. Thimbleby, “Ethics and Consumer Electronics”, Proceedings of the 4th. ETHICOMP International Conference on the Social and Ethical Impacts of Information and Communication Technologies, Ethicomp’99, T. W. Bynum, A. D’Atri, A. Marturano & S. Rogerson (editors) (1999). PDF

P. Duquenoy & H. Thimbleby, “Justice and Design”, Proceedings IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction — Interact 1999, C. Johnson & M. A. Sasse (editors), vol. 1, pp. 281–286 (1999). PDF

N. Beale, P. Duquenoy & H. Thimbleby, “UK Views on Ethical and Spiritual Implications of IT”, Proceedings Fourth International Conference on Ethical Issues in Information Technology, Ethicomp’98, pp. 734–742 (1998). PDF

*S. P. Marsh & H. Thimbleby, “Belief Representation and Agent Architectures”, Proceedings of the Third Belief Representation and Agent Architectures Workshop, BRAA’92, pp. 97–125 (1992).

2. Ethics & culture — Invited publications: not refereed

2.1. Forewords and keynotes

H. Thimbleby, “Understanding User Centered Design (UCD) for People with Special Needs”, 11th International Conference, ICCHP 2008, Computers Helping People with Special Needs, Keynote, A. Karshmer, J. Klaus, K. Miesenberger & W. Zagler (editors), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 5105, pp. 1–17, Springer Verlag, Linz, Austria (2008). URL PDF DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-70540-6

H. Thimbleby, “Ethical and Spiritual Implications of the Internet”, Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, Third Colloquium, Keynote, House of Lords, London (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Internet, Discourse and Interaction Potential”, Proceedings First Asia Pacific Conference on Human Computer Interaction — APCHI, Keynote, L. Herman, Y. K. Leung, J. Moyes & L. K. Yong (editors), pp. 3–18, Singapore (1996).

2.2. Special issues

=P. Langdon & =H. Thimbleby, “Inclusion and Interaction: Designing Interaction for Inclusive Populations”, Foreword, Interacting with Computers, vol. 22, no. 6, pp. 439–448 (2010). DOI: 10.1016/j.intcom.2010.08.007

2.3. Articles in other journals

H. Thimbleby, “Overfed with Info”, Church Times, no. 7251, p. 24 (15 February, 2002).

H. Thimbleby, “Debating Government Control of the Internet”, Mots Pluriels et Grands Themes de Notre Temps, no. 18 (2001). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Cyberspace — The Way of Future Votes”, Foundations, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 18–19 (2000). PDF

S. Rogerson & H. Thimbleby, “Beware False Gods”, Institute for the Management of Information Systems Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 26–27 (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Spare the Rod, Spoil the Computer?”, Ariadne, vol. 18, p. 11 (1998). URL

H. Thimbleby, “Information revolution”, Encarta CD, Microsoft (1996).

H. Thimbleby, “Technological Hubris”, Elektron, Journal of The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, vol. 12, no. 5, pp. 19–21 (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Computerised Parkinson’s Law”, Elektron, Journal of The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 5–7 (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Does Business Have an Attitude Problem?”, New Scientist, vol. 135, no. 1836, pp. 49–50 (1992).

3. Ethics & culture — Other publications

3.1. Books

=N. Beale, =T. Byrne, =D. Leal, =S. Peyton-Jones, =J. Pickering, =D. J. Pullinger & =H. Thimbleby, Cybernauts Awake!, Church House Press (1999).

4. Ethics & culture — Presentations, exhibitions, debates, workshops

4.1. Unpublished keynotes

H. Thimbleby, “HCI and Ethics”, EPSRC Loughborough Workshop on the Future of HCI (2007).

H. Thimbleby, “Knowing Computer Technology”, Christians in Science Annual Conference, Keynote, Sheffield (2004).

H. Thimbleby, “Quality Research and Ethics”, EPSRC ‘EQUAL’ Conference, Keynote, London (2004).

H. Thimbleby, “Just Programming”, Sixth International Conference on Object-Oriented Information Systems, OOIS2000, Keynote (2000).

4.2. Invited conference presentations

H. Thimbleby, “AI as Applied Justice”, Feats and Frontiers, An International AI Symposium in Memory of Sidney Michaelson, Edinburgh (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Justice and Programming”, IFIP 9.2.2, Namur, Belgium (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Trust Panel”, ACM CHI, Amsterdam (2000).

P. Duquenoy & H. Thimbleby, “Justice and Design”, IFIP 9.2.2, Namur, Belgium (1999).

H. Thimbleby, “Internet Ethics”, IFIP 9.2.2 Namur (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Personal Boundaries/Global Stage”, IEE 20/20 Vision Conference on Morality in the Information Society (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Internet Ethics”, Edinburgh International Science Festival (1997).

4.3. Invited lectures, webinars and seminars

H. Thimbleby, “Healthcare at the interface”, British Computer Society ICT Ethics Specialist Group, London (2018).

H. Thimbleby, “Justice and Programming”, BCS Ethics Committee, London (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Ubiquitous Computing and The Challenge of Global Justice”, Regent’s Park College (Oxford University) series in Technology and Culture from a Christian Perspective (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “Computer Ethics”, House of Lords, London (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “Ethics of the Internet”, Guildford Cathedral Lecture (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Internet Ethics and Security”, VIP Briefing, Investment Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Morality and the Information Society”, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College, London (1998).

H. Thimbleby, “Internet Ethics”, Shirley Methodist Church, Christchurch, New Zealand (1997).

H. Thimbleby, “Internet Ethics”, Reading UCCF (1996).

H. Thimbleby, “The Internet: Its Use and Abuse”, IMechE (Greater London Branch) Evening Lecture, London (1995).

H. Thimbleby, “Viruses & Cooperation”, Canon Research Europe (1990).

4.4. Debates

H. Thimbleby, “This House Believes ‘smart’ Tagging is Acceptable and Essential for Our Future”, Ubiconf 2004, London (2004).

H. Thimbleby, “This House Believes Internet Ethics Isn’t and We Should All be Anarchists”, Real Time Club, London (2003).

H. Thimbleby, “This House Believes Robots will have Free Will”, ‘Feats and Frontiers,’ An International AI Symposium in Memory of Sidney Michaelson, Edinburgh University (2001).

H. Thimbleby, “This House Believes that ‘Control of the Internet by Governments is Imperative for the Well-being of Society”, Real Time Club, London (2000).

H. Thimbleby, “This House Believes Society is Not Ready for The Freedom of Cyberspace”, Cambridge University Union Debating Society, Cambridge University (1995).


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