Turin, 18 November 2013. The Nexa Center for Internet & Society at the Politecnico di Torino (DAUIN) today announced that Professor Luciano Floridi (Oxford University) and Professor Maria Chiara Pievatolo (University of Pisa) have joined the Nexa Board of Trustees.
New members of the Board of Trustees
Luciano Floridi is Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute; Fellow by Special Election, St Cross College; Distinguished Research Fellow, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics; Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy, Department of Computer Science; Member, Faculty of Philosophy, and Adjunct Professor ("Distinguished Scholar in Residence"), Department of Economics, American University, Washington D.C. Floridi’s research concerns primarily the Philosophy of Information, Information and Computer Ethics, and the Philosophy of Technology. Professor Floridi is author of numerous books, including the recent The Fourth Revolution - How the InfoSphere is reshaping human reality (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Maria Chiara Pievatolo is Associate Professor of Political Philosophy in the Department of Political Sciences at the University of Pisa. She has been theorizing and practicing the open access publishing in the field of humanities since the 90s of the last century, first as Political Philosophy editor of the Sito Web Italiano per la Filosofia (SWIF) founded by Luciano Floridi, and then as curator and founder of the “Bollettino telematico di filosofia politica”, of the “Giuliano Marini” Archive, and of the book series “Methexis”. She is also a member of the open access Crui committee, by personal appointment of its president. Professor Pievatolo edited Sette scritti politici liberi (Firenze University Press, 2011), which contains the Italian translation of major philosophical and political works of Immanuel Kant, from the essay on the Enlightenment up to the writing on progress.
“We are delighted to welcome two new prestigious members to the Nexa Board of Trustees”, said Professor Juan Carlos De Martin, Co-Director of the Nexa Center. “Professors Floridi and Pievatolo have applied their sharp philosophical minds to digital issues, helping many – including engineers like myself – to have a deeper and more complete understanding of the digital revolution.” Nexa Co-Director Professor Marco Ricolfi also stated: “We look forward to benefiting from the fresh perspectives and deep scholarship of Professors Floridi and Pievatolo. We are very grateful and honored for their acceptance to serve on the Nexa Board.”
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