Philip E. Agre


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Philip E. Agre is a former associate professor of information studies at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his PhD in computer science from MIT in 1989, having conducted dissertation research in the Artificial Intelligence Laboratory on computational models of improvised activities. He taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Sussex, and UC San Diego before arriving at UCLA in 1998. He is the author of "Computation and Human Experience" (Cambridge University Press, 1997), and the coeditor of "Technology and Privacy: The New Landscape" (with Marc Rotenberg, MIT Press, 1997), "Reinventing Technology, Rediscovering Community: Critical Studies in Computing as a Social Practice" (with Douglas Schuler, Ablex, 1997), and "Computational Theories of Interaction and Agency" (with Stanley J. Rosenschein, MIT Press, 1996). In addition, he edits an Internet mailing list called the Red Rock Eater News Service that distributes useful information on the social and political aspects of networking and computing to 4000 people in 60 countries.

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Agre, Philip E. (2003): P2P and the promise of internet equality. In Communications of the ACM, 46 (2) pp. 39-42.

Agre, Philip E. (2002): Real-Time Politics: The Internet and the Political Process. In The Information Society, 18 (5) pp. .

Agre, Philip E. (2001): Changing Places: Contexts of Awareness in Computing. In Human-Computer Interaction, 16 (2) pp. 177-192.

Agre, Philip E. (1998): The Internet and Public Discourse. In First Monday, 3 (3) pp. .

Agre, Philip E. (1996): The Durango Imperatives. In The Information Society, 12 (1) pp. .

Harvey, Francis, Gross, Ben, Agre, Philip E., Shneiderman, Ben (1996): The Durango Declarations Forum. In The Information Society, 12 (1) pp. .

Agre, Philip E. (1995): My Top 10 Email Hassles. In Communications of the ACM, 38 (7) pp. 122.

Agre, Philip E. (1994): Understanding the Digital Individual. In The Information Society, 10 (2) pp. .

Agre, Philip E. (1994): Surveillance and Capture: Two Models of Privacy. In The Information Society, 10 (2) pp. .

Agre, Philip E. (1994): Accountability and discipline: A comment on Suchman and Winograd. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3 (1) pp. 31-35.

Agre, Philip E. (1994): From high tech to human tech: Empowerment, measurement, and social studies of computing. In Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 3 (2) pp. 167-195.

Agre, Philip E. (1993): The Symbolic Worldview: Reply to Vera and Simon. In Cognitive Science, 17 (1) pp. 61-69.