20.288 ethical & legal issues of historical simulation

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 05:59:34 +0000

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 20, No. 288.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
                     Submit to: humanist_at_princeton.edu

         Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 05:48:04 +0000
         From: "Matt Kirschenbaum" <mkirschenbaum_at_gmail.com>
         Subject: Re: 20.276 ethical & legal issues of historical simulation?

Trust me folks, you don't want to miss this one.

>I have recently completed a paper entitled "Historical Simulations -
>Motivational, Ethical and Legal Issues" that appears in the August,
>2006 issue of the Journal of Futures Studies. It is available on SSRN
>at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=929327
>The paper discusses the ethical and legal issues of using completely
>realistic, fine-grained simulations around the mid-21st century for
>reflective nostalgia, historical research, testing new forms of
>artificial intelligence, and backing-up civilization in perilous times.
>Any comments would be welcome.
>Peter S. Jenkins
>"PETER JENKINS" <peterjenkins_at_rogers.com>

Matthew Kirschenbaum
Assistant Professor of English
Associate Director,
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
University of Maryland
301-405-8505 or 301-314-7111 (fax)
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