Poetical potentials: the value of poems in social impact education

Date

2020-02-13

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Journal Title

Journal ISSN

ISSN

2153-2184

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Publisher

ACM

Type

Article

Peer reviewed

Yes

Abstract

For the technologist it is easy to remain in safe technological enclaves with a bespoke language, a community of like minds and a familiar knowledge base. However, progress requires pushing the boundaries, thinking beyond the traditional and the ordinary, and questioning accepted norms. It requires opening of minds. It may surprise the reader that poetry can offer the key to unlock the closed mind. This potential is explored through a variety of poems dealing, in a novel manner, with the social impact of technology.

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Keywords

computer ethics, poetry, teaching computer ethics, information ethics, social impact of ICT

Citation

Rogerson, S. (2020) Poetical potentials: the value of poems in social impact education. ACM Inroads, 11 (1), pp. 30-32

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Research Institute

Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility (CCSR)