|Dr. David L. Ferro - Professor / Author / Consultant / Dean
||In Spring/Summer of 2011 Science Fiction and Computing: Essays on Interlinked Domains by David Ferro and Eric Swedin released by McFarland.
||In January 2010, the second edition of Connecting with Computer Science by Greg Anderson, David Ferro, and Robert Hilton was released by Cengage Learning.
||In October 2007, the paperback edition of Computers: The Life Story of a Technology by Eric Swedin and David Ferro was released by Johns Hopkins University Press.
- December 2010: The Computer History Archive Display has moved to its new permentant home in Davis. Stay tuned.
- September 2010: Editing Science Fiction and Computing: Interdisciplinary Essays on Interlinked Domains. Presenting/Chairing material with authors Thomas Haigh, Janet Abbate, and Eric Swedin at Special Interest Group for Computer Information Systems at SHOT in Tacoma, Oct 2010. It is entitled Examining the Interaction of Speculative Literature and Computing: Toward a Research Agenda
- The paper Experimental Estimates of Taxpayer Ethics will be published in the Review of Social Economy in 2009. This comes from work that I did with economics professors Doris Geide-Stevenson and Joseph G. Eisenhauer evaluating ethics in economic
decisions. The paper was presented at the Niagara University, Business Research Consortium of Western New York on April 4 - 5, 2008.
- From May to December 2007 I lived and worked in Tampere, Finland as a visiting professor at the Tampere Unit for Computer-Human Interaction in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Tampere (TAUCHI). My proposal for studying and
teaching www.davidferro.org/ASF.htm. In 2008, I co-wrote a paper with my collegues from Tampere:
Kari-Jouko Räihä, Saila Ovaska & David Ferro, Observations on using clickers for peer evaluation. In
Carlo Giovannella, Paula Kotze, and William Wong (Eds.), Architecting the future – Proceedings of
Published in Magazine of Interaction Design and Architecture(s) II-III: 3&4, Winter 2007–Spring 2008.
Interaction Design & Architecture(s) IxD&A, Scuola IaD, Universita di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy
- In fall of 2008 Dr. Eric Swedin and I spent a week in the archives of University of California Riverside researching how Science Fiction has played a role in computing
development. This continues the work we began in 2006 with a visit to the archives of Syracuse University. I gave a paper
referencing some of that work at the 4S conference in
on November 4, 2006.
- I gave a number of lectures on Science Fiction and Computing throughout Finland in 2007. A paper I gave at the Second History of Nordic Computing Conference (hinc2) will be published in 2009.
- January 2009 - January 2010: co-editing a book tentitively entitled Canticle for the Computer: the Interaction Between Fiction and Computing with McFarlane Press. This follows the work Dr. Swedin and myself have been involved in since 2006.
- In 2009, I received a grant to create an honors class tentatively entitled "Science/Fiction/Society".
- Currently involved in faculty governance issues as the Chair of the Faculty Senate at WSU. Among other things, the Senate and its subcommittees will address issues of compensation in a tough budget year.
- Three new cabinets have arrived for the IT Archive and will be modified and utilized for the Archive Display in early 2009.
See many past projects listed in BIO
If you have any questions please contact
me at dferro at weber.edu.