Charles Ess

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Visiting address Gaustadalléen 21 Forskningsparken 0349 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1093 Blindern 0317 Oslo

I research, publish, and teach at the intersections of philosophy, computational technologies, applied ethics, comparative philosophy and religion, and media studies, with particular focus on: research ethics, Digital Religion, and virtue ethics in media and communication, specifically social robots.

My current work focuses on robots and AI / ML (machine-learning), continuing a life-long interest in computational technologies and their ethical, social, and political possibilities and impacts. For example, my “What’s Love Got to Do with It? Robots, sexuality, and the arts of being human,” (in M. Nørskov (ed.), Social Robots: Boundaries, Potential, Challenges, 57-79, Ashgate, 2016) summarizes some 30 years of work on enduring distinctions between what human beings and AI/robots are capable of, highlighting the role of real emotions and virtues as defining human friendship, love, and being human in digital and post-digital democratic societies.
At the same time, over the past five years I have become increasingly engaged with two new philosophically-intensive subfields in Media and Communication - Existential Media Studies and Human-Machine Communication (HMC). Still more recent work has extended into religious studies and theology, in part as these frameworks continue to define for the majority of humanity basic philosophical assumptions about being human and address primary existential questions of what possible meaning we may discern and/or create for ourselves (see, e.g., Between Luther and Buddhism: Scandinavian Creation Theology and Robophilosophy. In M. Nørskov, J Seibt & O Quick (eds.), Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2020, 611-616. Amsterdam: IOS Press. doi:10.3233/FAIA200968.)
My focus on the cultural dimensions of these assumptions, and especially the culturally-variable ethical dimensions of technological design, implementation and impacts has been informed by nearly 20 years' engagement in the biennial, highly interdisciplinary conference series on "Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication" (1998-2016). I have summarized the main developments and findings in this work in "What’s 'culture' got to do with it? A (personal) review of CATaC (Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication), 1998-2014," Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories (Gerard Goggin, Mark McLelland, eds.), 34-48, 2017).
This attention to culture and ethics also has a highly practicable focus in my work with the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR) as we have developed now three primary documents on Internet Research Ethics - the first in 2002, and the most recent in 2020. These guidelines are in wide use globally, and can be accessed at AoIR Ethics. In conjunction with this work, I have served as a research ethics advisor to a number of projects - most recently, the Datafied Living project, funded by the European Research Council and Danmarks Freie Forskningsfond, Stine Lomborg, PI. "Datafied Living concerns the study of self-tracking and other forms of person-based tracking across personal, work and institutional contexts of everyday life."

Background

My formal education was in languages (German, classical Greek, French) and history of philosophy, with specific interests in existential thought, comparative philosophy, and applied ethics.  My PhD (1983) is from the Pennsylvania State University and explores Kant’s use of analogical predication as a systematic ambiguity central to his Critical Project, including his accounts of aesthetic judgment, ethics, and faith-reason relationships.  In the U.S., I taught and administered for nearly three decades in the liberal arts traditions, including interdisciplinary humanities and writing across the curriculum.   My long-standing interests in technology and computation took focus in early work on hypertext, hypermedia, and computer-assisted instruction in logic: these led in turn to work in Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC); Medium Theory (Innis, McLuhan, Ong, Eisenstein, Postman, Meyerwitz); cultural intersections with technology and communication; and their subsequent unfoldings as Internet Studies.

I am especially interested in making philosophical ethics accessible and applicable to non-philosophers – whether in more professional contexts such as developing and applying research ethics guidelines (especially in affiliation with the Association of Internet Researchers), or in more general contexts, as reflected in my volume Digital Media Ethics, now in its 3nd ed. (Polity, 2020). This interest is further apparent in my teaching and my lectures. 

Teaching and tutoring

Both courses focus on core principles of human autonomy, privacy, and freedom of expression in democratic societies, and how these may be protected, if not enhanced, in the face of contemporary challenges and problems, such as surveillance, hate speech, corporate censorship, and so on.

Special fields

  • Internet Studies
  • Digital Media Ethics
  • Internet Research Ethics
  • Democratization potentials of new media
  • Online religion
  • Cross-cultural approaches to online communication and ethics

Beyond the University

Special scientific advisor, DIGMEX (Digital Media and EXistential issues and challenges).

Workshops on research ethics for graduates and professionals;
Ethics advisor to two current EU research projects, VOXPOL (Virtual Centre of Excellence for research in Violent Online Political Extremism), and HUMANE (A typology, method and roadmap for HUman-MAchine NEtworks Focusing on human-machine relationship).

Founding Member of the Computing and Philosophy conferences - now the International Association for Computing and Philosophy: I have organized an extensive range of conferences in collaboration with IACAP, International Society for Ethics in Technology (INSEIT), and ETHICOMP.

Editorial Boards

  • Oxford Internet Institute Studies – Understanding life online (book series).
  • Digital Humanities Introductions: Religion (DeGruyter)
  • Journal editorial boards:  new media and society; Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication; Philosophy and Technology;  Asian Communication Research; Javnost-The Pubic;  International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics.

Higher education and employment history

Previous academic positions include Distinguished Research Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies, Drury University (Springfield, Missouri, USA) and several guest professorships in Germany, Austria, France, and Scandinavia, including Guest Professor, Philosophy Department, University of Vienna. Fall semester, 2013.

Professor in Media Studies, Department of Media and Communication since 2012.

 

Tags: Media and communication, Internet, Digital media, Religion and politics, Ethics

Publications

  • Nørskov, Sladjana; Damholdt, Malene F.; Ulhøi, John P.; Jensen, Morten Berg; Mathiasen, Mia Krogager & Ess, Charles Melvin [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2022). Employers’ and applicants’ fairness perceptions in job interviews: using a teleoperated robot as fair proxy. Technological Forecasting and Social Change. ISSN 0040-1625. 179. doi: 10.1016/j.techfore.2022.121641.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2021). Wahrheit und Vertrauen in digitalen Öffentlichkeiten. In Schicha, Christian; Sell, Saskia & Stapf, Ingrid (Ed.), Medien und Wahrheit – Medienethische Perspektiven auf Desinformationen, Lügen und „Fake News“ . Nomos. ISSN 978-3-8487-7933-8. p. 79–94. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.5771/9783748923190-79.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2021). Book Review: [Clifford G. Christians] Media Ethics and Global Justice in the Digital Age. New Media & Society. ISSN 1461-4448. 23(7), p. 2127–2130. doi: 10.1177/1461444821999814.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2021). 2021 Summer Issue Special: Introduction to JCEA. Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia. ISSN 2383-9449. 20(1), p. 89–101. doi: 10.17477/jcea.2021.20.1.089.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2021). Towards an Existential and Emancipatory Ethic of Technology. In Vallor, Shannon (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Technology. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780190851187. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780190851187.013.35.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2021). Internet Research Ethics and Social Media. In Iphofen, Ron (Eds.), Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity. Springer Publishing Company. ISSN 978-3-030-16758-5. p. 1–21. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76040-7_12-1.
  • Nørskov, Sladjana; Damholdt, Malene F.; Ulhøi, John P.; Jensen, Morten B.; Ess, Charles Melvin & Seibt, Johanna (2020). Applicant Fairness Perceptions of a Robot-Mediated Job Interview: A Video Vignette-Based Experimental Survey. Frontiers in Robotics and AI. ISSN 2296-9144. 7, p. 1–18. doi: 10.3389/frobt.2020.586263.
  • Nørgård, Rikke Toft; Bengtsen, Søren S. E. & Ess, Charles Melvin (2020). The university of we: Value-sensitive design for an ethical university. Knowledge Cultures. ISSN 2327-5731. 8(1), p. 48–63. doi: 10.22381/KC8120204.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2020). Viewpoint: At the ethical intersections: information, computing, internet research. . Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society. ISSN 1477-996X. 18(1), p. 1–9. doi: 10.1108/JICES-01-2020-0001. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2020). Between Luther and Buddhism: Scandinavian Creation Theology and Robophilosophy. In Nørskov, Marco; Seibt, Johanna & Quick, Oliver (Ed.), Culturally Sustainable Social Robotics: Proceedings of Robophilosophy 2020.. IOS Press. ISSN 978-1-64368-154-2. p. 611–616. doi: 10.3233/FAIA200968. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2020). Interpretative Pros Hen Pluralism: from Computer-Mediated Colonization to a Pluralistic Intercultural Digital Ethics. Philosophy & Technology. ISSN 2210-5433. doi: 10.1007/s13347-020-00412-9.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2020). Thinking Ethically About Mobile Devices: A Rough Guide. In Ling, Rich; Fortunati, Leopoldina; Goggin, Gerard; Sun Sun, Lim & Li, Yuling (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Mobile Communication and Society. Oxford University Press. ISSN 9780190864385. p. 621–636.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin & Hård af Segerstad, Ylva (2019). Everything Old is New Again: the Ethics of Digital Inquiry and its Design. In Makitalo, Åsa; Nicewong, Todd E. & Elam, Mark (Ed.), Designs for Experimentation and Inquiry. Approaching Learning and Knowing in Digital Transformation. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-13-8592711. p. 179–196. doi: 10.4324/9780429489839-11.
  • Ljungblad, Sarah; Serholt, Sofia; Milosevic, Tijana; Ni Bhroin, Niamh; Nørgård, Rikke Toft & Lindgren, Pamela [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2018). Critical Robotics: Exploring a New Paradigm. In Bratteteig, Tone; Sandnes, Frode Eika & Berget, Gerd (Ed.), NordiCHI '18 - Proceedings of the 10th Nordic Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Oslo, Norway — September 29 - October 03, 2018 . Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). ISSN 978-1-4503-6437-9. doi: 10.1145/3240167.3240267.
  • Toft Nørgård, Rikke; Ess, Charles Melvin & Ni Bhroin, Niamh (2018). Robot-Teachers and Phronēsis: Designing Signature Pedagogy with Robots. In Loh, Janina; Funk, Michael; Seibt, Johanna & Nørskov, Michael (Ed.), Envisioning Robots in Society – Power, Politics, and Public Space. IOS Press. ISSN 9781614999300. p. 187–198. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-931-7-187. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2018). Ethics in HMC: Recent Developments and Case Studies. In Guzman, Andrea (Eds.), Human-Machine Communication: Rethinking Communication, Technology, and Ourselves. Peter Lang Publishing Group. ISSN 978-1-4331-4253-6. p. 237–257. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2018). Democracy and the Internet: A Retrospective. Javnost - The Public. ISSN 1318-3222. 25(1-2), p. 93–101. doi: 10.1080/13183222.2017.1418820. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2017). What's "culture" got to do with it? A (personal) review of CATaC (Cultural Attitudes towards Technology and Communication), 1998-2014. In Goggin,, Gerard & McLelland, Mark (Ed.), Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories. Routledge. ISSN 9781138812161. p. 34–48. doi: 10.4324/9781315748962.ch2. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2017). Digital Media Ethics. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.508. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2017). Communication and technology. Annals of the International Communication Association. ISSN 2380-8985. 41(3-4), p. 209–212. doi: 10.1080/23808985.2017.1392250. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2017). God Out of the Machine?: The Politics and Economics of Technological Development. In Beavers, Anthony (Eds.), Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks: Philosophy, 10. (Technology. Macmillan Publishers Ltd.. ISSN 978-0028663388. p. 83–111. Full text in Research Archive
  • Abdelnour-Nocera, José; Strano, Michele; Ess, Charles Melvin; van der Velden, Maja & Hrachovec, Herbert (2016). Culture, technology, communication common world, different futures: 10th IFIP WG 13.8 international conference, CaTaC 2016 London, UK, june 15–17, 2016 revised selected papers. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. ISSN 1868-4238. 490.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Can we say anything ethical about Digital Religion? Philosophical and methodological considerations. New Media & Society. ISSN 1461-4448. 19(1), p. 34–42. doi: 10.1177/1461444816649914. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Phronesis for machine ethics? Can robots perform ethical judgments? Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications. ISSN 0922-6389. 290, p. 386–389. doi: 10.3233/978-1-61499-708-5-386.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2015). Choose Now! Media, Literacies, Identities, Politics. In Georgakopoulou, Alexandra & Spilioti, Tereza (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Language and Digital Communication. Routledge. ISSN 9780415642491. p. 412–416.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2015). The Good Life: Selfhood and Virtue Ethics in the Digital Age. In Wang, Hua (Eds.), Communication and «The Good Life». Peter Lang Publishing Group. ISSN 978-1-4331-2856-1. p. 17–29.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2015). Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era, 89-109. Springer, 2015. In Floridi, Luciano (Eds.), The Onlife Manifesto. Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era. Springer. ISSN 978-3-319-04093-6. p. 89–109.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2015). New selves, new research ethics? In Fossheim, Hallvard & Ingierd, Helene (Ed.), Internet Research Ethics. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202480356. p. 48–76.
  • Stahl, Bernd & Ess, Charles Melvin (2015). 20 years of ETHICOMP: time to celebrate? Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society. ISSN 1477-996X. 13(3/4), p. 166–175. doi: 10.1108/JICES-05-2015-0015.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2015). Media innovations: success and paradox. The Journal of Media Innovations. ISSN 1894-5562. 2(2), p. 1–5. doi: 10.5617/jmi.v2i2.2371.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2015). Commentary on the Onlife Manifesto. In Floridi, Luciano (Eds.), The Onlife Manifesto: Being Human in a Hyperconnected Era. Springer. ISSN 978-3-319-04093-6. p. 17–19. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-04093-6_2.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2014). Ethics in Digital Media. In Ryan, Marie-Laure; Emerson, Lori & Robertson, Benjamin J. (Ed.), Johns Hopkins Guide to Digital Media. Johns Hopkins University Press. ISSN 9781421412245. p. 183–188. doi: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228613.013.508.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2014). Zwischen zwei Stühlen sitzen – oder drei, oder…. In Baxmann, Inge; Beyes, Timon & Pias, Claus (Ed.), Soziale Medien – Neue Massen?. Akademie Verlag. ISSN 978-3-03734-748-5. p. 357–363.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2014). Introduction to Inaugural Issue. The Journal of Media Innovations. ISSN 1894-5562. 1(1), p. 1–12. doi: 10.5617/jmi.v1i1.821.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2014). Editor's Introduction: Innovations in the newsroom - and beyond . The Journal of Media Innovations. ISSN 1894-5562. 1(2), p. 1–9. doi: 10.5617/jmi.v1i2.923.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2014). Selfhood, moral agency, and the good life in mediatized worlds? Perspectives from Medium Theory and philosophy. In Lundby, Knut (Eds.), Mediatization of communication. De Gruyter Mouton. ISSN 978-3-11-027193-5. p. 617–640. doi: 10.1515/9783110272215.617.
  • Ess, Charles (2014). Trust, Social Identity, and Computation. In Harper, Richard H.R. (Eds.), Trust, Computing, and Society. Cambridge University Press. ISSN 978-1-107-03847-9. p. 199–226. doi: 10.1017/cbo9781139828567.013.
  • Ess, Charles (2014). Ethics at the Boundaries of the Virtual. In Grimshaw, Mark (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality. Oxford University Press. ISSN 978-0-19-982616-2. p. 683–697. doi: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199826162.013.009.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Global Media Ethics? Issues, Requirements, Challenges, Resolutions. In Ward, Stephen (Eds.), Global Media Ethics: Problems and Perspectives. Wiley-Blackwell. ISSN 978-1-118-35982-2. p. 253–271.

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  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2020). Digital Media Ethics, 3rd edition. Polity Press. ISBN 9781509533435. 343 p.
  • Kreps, David G.; Ess, Charles Melvin; Leenen, Louise & Kimppa, Kai K. (2018). This Changes Everything - ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do? springer. ISBN 978-3-319-99605-9. 537(24). 395 p.
  • Abdelnour-Nocera, José; Strano, Michele; Ess, Charles Melvin; van der Velden, Maja & Hrachovec, Herbert (2016). Culture, Technology, Communication. Common World, Different Futures: 10th IFIP WG 13.8 International Conference, CaTaC 2016, London, UK, June 15-17, 2016, Revised Selected Papers. Springer. ISBN 978-3-319-50109-3. 490(2016). 149 p.
  • van der Velden, Maja; Strano, Michele; Hrachovec, Herbert; Abdelnour-Nocera, José & Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). CATaC 2016 Culture, Technology, Communication: Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Culture, Technology, Communication - Common world, different futures? CaTaC, Culture, Technology, and Communication. ISBN 978-82-999770-1-2. 272 p.
  • Strano, Michele; Hrachovec, Herbert; Suely, Fragoso; Ess, Charles Melvin & van der Velden, Maja (2014). Ninth International Conference on Culture, Technology, and Communication 2014. Culture Technology Communication. ISBN 978-82-999770-0-5. 251 p. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ess, Charles & Consalvo, Mia (2013). The Handbook of Internet Studies. Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 978-1-118-40007-4. 509 p.

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  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2021). Guest editorial: Interdisciplinary dialogues on the social and ethical dimensions of digital technologies. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society. ISSN 1477-996X. 19(3), p. 313–328. doi: 10.1108/JICES-08-2021-140.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2020). Trust and Information and Communication Technologies. In Simon, Judith (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Trust and Philosophy. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-138-68746-2. p. 405–420.
  • Oughton, Deborah Helen; Ess, Charles Melvin; Tomkiv, Yevgeniya; Fattibene, Paola; Monaca, Sara Della & Schneider, Thierry [Show all 10 contributors for this article] (2019). Ethical challenges and implications of dosimetry and health APPs – results of a consensus workshop.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2019). From the digital to a post-digital era? . In Hildebrandt, Mireille & O'Hara, Kieron (Ed.), Life and the Law in the Era of Data-Driven Agency. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISSN 978 1 78897 199 7. p. 105–118.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2019). Intercultural privacy: a Nordic perspective. In Behrendt, Hauke; Loh, Wulf; Matzner, Tobias & Misselhorn, Catrin (Ed.), Privatsphäre 4.0. Eine Neuverortung des Privaten im Zeitalter der Digitalisierung. J.B. Metzler - a part of Springer Nature. ISSN 978-3-476-04860-8. p. 73–88.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2019). Afterword. In Lagerkvist, Amanda (Eds.), Digital Existence: Ontology, Ethics and Transcendence in Digital Culture. Routledge. ISSN 978-1-138-09243-3. p. 264–-277.
  • Nørgård, Rikke Toft; Ess, Charles Melvin & Ni Bhroin, Niamh (2018). Robot Teachers: Towards a Phronetic Model for Future-Oriented Education Design.
  • Ljungblad, Sarah; Serholt, Sofia; Milosevic, Tijana; Ni Bhroin, Niamh; Nørgård, Rikke Toft & Lindgren, Pamela [Show all 9 contributors for this article] (2018). Critical Robotics: Exploring a New Paradigm.
  • Bergstrom, Irene & Ess, Charles Melvin (2017). Viktig å beskytte forskerne også.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2017). Existentialism in the (Post-)Digital Era. In Jørgensen, Lærke Rydal & Seeberg, Mathias Ussing (Ed.), Being There. Lousiana Museum of Modern Art. ISSN 9788792877987. p. 166–173.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2017). Grounding Internet Research Ethics 3.0: A view from (the) AoIR. In Zimmer, Michael & Kinder-Kurlanda, Katharina (Ed.), Internet Research Ethics for the Social Age: New Challenges, Cases, and Contexts. Peter Lang Publishing Group. ISSN 9781433142666. p. ix–xv. doi: http%3A/dx.doi.org/10.3726/b11077.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2017). Digital Religion: Appearance and Challenges. An International Perspective.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2017). Roboter snakker om Gud. [Newspaper]. Vårt Land.
  • Abdelnour-Nocera, José; Strano, Michele; Ess, Charles Melvin; van der Velden, Maja & Hrachovec, Herbert (2016). Preface. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology. ISSN 1868-4238. 490, p. V–V.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). On Digital Ethics.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Three lectures: culture, communication, (research) ethics.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Are Good Lives Possible in a (post-) Digital Era?
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Media, Culture and Ethics.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Research Ethics for Violent Online Extremism Researchers.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Ethics, Culture, Design: Remarks for Slándáil Project.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Good Grief! Death, existenz, and the virtues of a post-digital era.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Keynote lecture. What’s Love Got to Do with It? Robots, Sexuality, and the Arts of Being Human.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Freedom of expression and the "napalm-piken": Historical perspectives, the current state of play.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Disaster relief and anti-terrorism: personhood, virtue ethics, and ethics of care in benevolent surveillance.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Persons? Culture? Ethics? Privacy? Big Data? Everything Old is New Again.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). What’s Love Got to Do with It? Robots, sexuality, and the arts of being human.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin & Hård af Segerstad, Ylva (2016). Everything old is new again: the ethics of digital inquiry and its design.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Narratives and experiences of self-(re-)discovery and (ethical) cultivation in the internet era.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Everything Old is New Again: The Ethics of Information, Virtue, and Care in ICT Design, Engineering, and Research.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Afterword: Ethics—and Emancipation—for the Rest of Us? In Davisson, Amber & Booth, Paul (Ed.), Controversies in Digital Ethics. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 9781501310560. p. 426–442.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). What's love got to do with it?  Robots, sexuality, and the arts of being human. p. 57–79.
  • Ess, Charles Melvin (2016). Ethical Approaches for Copying Digital Artifacts: What Would the Exemplary Person (Junzi) / a Good Person [Phronemos] Say? In Hick, Darren & Schmücker, Reinold (Ed.), The Aesthetics and Ethics of Copying. Bloomsbury Academic. ISSN 9781474254519. p. 295–313.
  • Pfadenhauer, Michaela; Sugiyama, Satomi & Ess, Charles Melvin (2015). Editorial [introduction]: Special Issue of IJSR on Social Robots: Form, Content, Critique. International Journal of Social Robotics. ISSN 1875-4791. 7(3), p. 333–334. doi: 10.1007/s12369-015-0291-1.
  • Simon, Judith & Ess, Charles Melvin (2015). The ONLIFE Initiative—a Concept Reengineering Exercise. Philosophy & Technology. ISSN 2210-5433. 28(1), p. 157–162. doi: 10.1007/s13347-015-0189-8.
  • Thorseth, May Britt; Carson, Siri Granum & Ess, Charles Melvin (2013). Åpent nummer om surrogati, bioetikk, forskningsetikk og minoriteter. Etikk i praksis. ISSN 1890-3991. 7(2), p. 1–2.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Being Human and Making Society in the Digital Age: Privacy in Light of Hannah Arendt".
  • Ess, Charles (2013). New identities - self-presentations, privacies, and autonomies.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Media Innovation - Norway.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Robots and Humans as Virtuous Agents? Core questions and challenges.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Freedom of Expression in the era of Onlife.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Mobile Media and Communication Research: at the Intersections between Methods and Ethics.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Relational understandings of privacy and responsibility in research ethics.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). The End of Privacy? New research apps, new research ethics.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Internet Studies: Futures of the Field.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Research ethics at the edge: case-studies and new directions.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Research Ethics at the Meso-Level.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Research Ethics at the Micro-level.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Medium Theory and the Relational Self.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Selfhood, moral agency, and the good life in mediatized worlds. Perspectives from Medium Theory and philosophy.
  • Ess, Charles & Dutton, William (2013). Internet Studies: Perspectives on a rapidly developing field. New Media & Society. ISSN 1461-4448. 15(5), p. 633–643. doi: 10.1177/1461444812462845.
  • Ess, Charles (2013). Ethics and the Media: An Introduction. New Media & Society. ISSN 1461-4448. 15(1), p. 149–152. doi: 10.1177/1461444812459453.
  • Oughton, Deborah H; Ess, Charles Melvin; Tomkiv, Yevgeniya & Cardis, Elisabeth (2019). Consensus Workshop Report on Ethical Aspects of Radiation Monitoring and Health Apps. European Commission.
  • Oughton, Deborah H; Ess, Charles Melvin; Tomkiv, Yevgeniya; Cardis, Elisabeth; Liutsko, Liudmila & Schneider, Thierry (2019). Consensus Workshop Report on Ethical Aspects of Radiation Monitoring and Health Apps. EC CONCERT.

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