IFIP congratulates Gunilla Bradley on the publication of her latest book, “The Good ICT Society: From Theory to Actions”, which is now available for sale on Amazon.com.
The first woman to win the coveted Namur Award from IFIP WG 9.2 for an outstanding contribution with international impact to awareness of the social implications of ICT, Gunilla Bradley is Professor Emerita in Informatics at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) – School of ICT in Stockholm.
Originally a psychologist with a broad background in the social and behavioral sciences, Professor Bradley’s research focuses on the interplay between Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Human Beings, and Society – Social Informatics.
Her new book takes the reader through a quick analysis of the current social and psychological changes in ICT, challenging readers – regardless of their social and professional roles – to avoid becoming victims of technology.
Professor Bradley introduces a theoretical model based on four decades of research to help her readers understand this complex, technological world. In addition to focusing attention on convergence and acceleration, her model describes the interplay between technology, societal structure, organizational design and human roles, thus leading to what Bradley calls a “good ICT society”.
It has been endorsed by IFIP TC9 (ICT and Society) Chair Diane Whitehouse, who said, “At times an introduction to concepts, at others a plea for action, this little book of wisdom is also a cross between an autobiography and a diary – it brings together in one place the latest in a lifetime of work. Its 100 or so pages really show how policy, people and practices all need to be brought together when co-creating digital technologies. Look out especially for Gunilla Bradley’s manifestos!”