Virtuality, smartphones and work-life balance

Virtuality, smartphones and work-life balance
by Petros Chamakiotis There exists cross-disciplinary recognition (e.g., in the organizational and information systems literatures) that virtuality influences our societies significantly (Panteli, 2009). For instance, organizations increasingly deploy global virtual teams, spanning geo-temporal, organizational, and other boundaries. These configurations bring about such challenges as developing trust (Jarvenpaa and Leidner, 1999) and managing creativity in a ...

Virtuality and Society: ‘alone in the crowd’

Virtuality and Society: ‘alone in the crowd’
by Marie Griffiths Ever attended a conference and looked around to see how many people are not engaging in the real but are situated in the virtual and have their face pressed into a screen? Well next time you are answering your email at a keynote, a meeting or on public transport, STOP, lift your ...

Virtual Objects – A quick and philosophic take on 3D Printing

by David Kreps In the last few years a revolution in machining has been taking place, introducing a new approach to the fabrication of objects, newly termed ‘additive’ manufacturing, relegating traditional methods to a newly termed ‘subtractive’ method.  Filing, turning, milling and grinding raw materials down to the desired shape is to be replaced by ...