This article examines information theory from the aspect of its " conduit metaphor. " A historical approach and a close reading of certain texts by Warren Weaver and Norbert Wiener shows how this metaphor was used to construct notions of language, information, information theory, and information science, and was used to extend the range of these notions… (More)
and how this term is embodied in Kling's social infor-matics and in works of other authors, which we identify as belonging to critical informatics. Issues of method and the notion of the empirical are discussed. The importance of such analyses in regard to social life and professional education is discussed.
" Implicit knowledge " and " tacit knowledge " in Knowledge Management (KM) are important, often synonymous , terms. In KM they often refer to private or personal knowledge that needs to be made public. The original reference of " tacit knowledge " is to the work of the late scientist and philosopher, Michael Polanyi (Polanyi, 1969), but there is… (More)
This article presents European documentalist, critical modernist, and Autonomous Marxist influenced post‐Fordist views regarding the management of knowledge in mid and late twentieth century Western modernity and post‐modernity, and the complex theoretical and ideological debates, especially concerning issues of language and community. The introduction and… (More)
In the 1990s Knowledge Management originated as a post-Fordist, information society, discourse that stressed the socio-technical 'capture' and distribution of knowledge as a sharable, information resource. Following a post-industrial model, the information/knowledge economy was seen as the leading productive sector. Today's networked systems mix information… (More)
Bloomington. preface " Knowledge Management. " Today, the term suggests a plurality of techniques, methods, and epistemologies: from information management to communication " capturing " and management to database management and visualization. Historically, the term arose out of an interest in the Japanese methods of post‐ Fordist production, where methods… (More)
This chapter has two parts. The first part critiques mentalism in cognitive psychology and Knowledge Management theory's basis in mentalism. The second part proposes a reading of indexical psychology as an alternative to mentalism. The purpose of the chapter is to reposition our understanding of psychological events, including personal knowledge… (More)