J. Nathan Matias     MIT Media Lab

I collaborate on technology, research, and communities which empower people to become more creative, more effective, and more informed. I'm a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab Center for Civic Media and an affiliate at the Berkman-Klein Center at Harvard.

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Ethical Explanations: The ethics of software documentation?

1 Jul 2008

J. Nathan Matias speaker FEUP News

In "Ethical Explanations: the Ethics of Software Documentation," I argued that the writing of documentation involves similar ethical responsibilities to the writing of fiction, or the documenting of government/public processes. I talked about software development process, translation, and the ethics of choosing writing techniques.

I gave the talk in 2008, when I served on the senior program committee of WikiSym, the International Symposium on Wikis and Open Collaboration. When George Landow, Mark Bernstein, Stewart Mader, and I traveled to Porto to plan the conference with Ademar Aguiar, we also gave a half day of talks at FEUP and INESC Porto on information management topics.