(PhD, Pennsylvania State University, USA) is Associate Professor in Media Studies, Department of Media and Communication, University of Oslo, and Director, Center for Research in Media Innovation (CeRMI), University of Oslo. He has received awards for teaching and scholarship. His research and publications emphasize cross-cultural and ethical perspectives in Internet Studies, and Information and Computing Ethics. Recent books include Digital Media Ethics
(Polity Press, 2009; 2nd edition in 2013), and (with Mia Consalvo), The Handbook of Internet Studies
(Wiley-Blackwell, 2011). Recent journal special issues include (with William Dutton) “Internet Studies: Perspectives on a Rapidly Developing Field,” new media and society
(2012), and “At the Intersections Between Internet Studies and Philosophy: Who Am I Online?” (Introduction), Philosophy & Technology 25
, (3: September, 2012). Ess has held guest professorships in Norway, Germany, Denmark, and France, and is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Drury University (Springfield, Missouri, USA). Ess is a founding member of the International Association for Computing and Philosophy (IACAP); he has served as Vice-President and then President of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), and is now President of the International Society for Ethics in Information Technology (INSEIT).
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