Charles M. Ess

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Charles M. Ess was one of the co-authors of the The Onlife Manifesto, which was drafted on behalf of the Digital Futures Task Force of DG Connect of the European Commission in 2012. She was one of the members of the The Onlife Initiative, in which Yiannis Laouris of Future Worlds Center was also a member.


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Charles M. Ess is Professor in Media Studies, Department of Media and Com- munication, University of Oslo. Ess has received awards for excellence in both teaching and scholarship; he has also held several guest professorships in Europe and Scandinavia - most recently as Professor MSO (med særlige opgaver), Media Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark (2009-2012). Ess has published extensively in Information and Computing Ethics (e.g., Digital Media Ethics, 2nd edition, PolityPress, 2013) and in Internet Studies (e.g., [with William Dutton, OII], Special Issue: The Rise of Internet Studies, new media and society 15 (5), 2013). He emphasizes cross-cultural approaches, including virtue ethics and its applications to questions of being human in an (analogue-)digital age – e.g., a recent Webinar for The (E.C.) Digital Futures Task Force and DG CNECT on norms and values for media in the digital age.