Dr David Kreps

PhD, MA (Phil), MA, BA(Hons)

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
E: David.Kreps@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Combining philosophy with a background in the arts, cultural theory, and sociology, to address a critical perspective on systems theory, David is a critical philosopher of Information Systems – the trans-disciplinary space where computing, the social, and the nature of our relationship with reality intersect. David is Chair of IFIP TC9 on ICT and Society and a member of the IFIP Board.  Full details of David's academic activities are available at http://david.kreps.org/ 

Research Interests

David’s specialism is in Philosophy of Information Systems.  His areas of research interest fall broadly under the umbrella of Information Society. He is interested in all aspects of virtuality, and has established a reputation in eAccessibility. His background in Cultural Studies and Sociology bring a critical and philosophical approach to his research in Information Systems. His doctoral thesis focused on the phenomenon of Cyborgism in contemporary society, through interviews with disabled and performance and interactive artists exploring this field, and with reference to the exoskeletal ambitions of the US military. He has since pursued a multi-year research programme looking into how philosophers such as Bergson and Whitehead can be reassessed in light of the developments in systems theory generally referred to as Complexity Theory and applied to contemporary Information Systems.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Being a data professional : give voice to value in a data driven society'
Gotterbarn, D, Kreps, DGP (2020) 'Being a data professional : give voice to value in a data driven society'. AI and Ethics, [Details]
(2019) 'I am a person : a review of value sensitive design for cognitive declines of ageing, interpreted through the lens of personhood'
Kreps, DGP, Burmeister, OK (2019) 'I am a person : a review of value sensitive design for cognitive declines of ageing, interpreted through the lens of personhood'. Orbitorbit, 2 (22) [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Power influences upon technology design for age-related cognitive decline using the VSD framework'
Burmeister, O, Kreps, DGP (2018) 'Power influences upon technology design for age-related cognitive decline using the VSD framework'. Ethics And Information Technology, [DOI] [Details]
(2017) 'Corporations and professionalism : awkward bed-fellows?'
Kreps, DGP (2017) 'Corporations and professionalism : awkward bed-fellows?'. Journal Of Information, Communication And Ethics In Societyjournal Of Information, Communication And Ethics In Society, 15 (44):366-369 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Theorising web 3.0 : ICTs in a changing society'
Kreps, DGP, Kimppa, K (2015) 'Theorising web 3.0 : ICTs in a changing society'. Information Technology & People, 28 (44):726-741 [Details]
(2015) 'Code in action : closing the black box of WCAG 2.0, a Latourian reading of web accessibility'
Kreps, DGP, Goff, M (2015) 'Code in action : closing the black box of WCAG 2.0, a Latourian reading of web accessibility'. First Monday, 20 (99):6166-6166 [Details]
(2011) 'Social networking and transnational capitalism'
Kreps, DGP (2011) 'Social networking and transnational capitalism'. tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 9 (22):689-701 [Details]
(2010) 'A framework for accessible m-government implementation'
Emmanouilidou, M, Kreps, DGP (2010) 'A framework for accessible m-government implementation'. Electronic Government; An International Journal, 7 (33):252-269 [Details]
(2010) 'My social networking profile: copy, resemblance, or simulacrum? A poststructuralist interpretation of social information systems'
Kreps, DGP (2010) 'My social networking profile: copy, resemblance, or simulacrum? A poststructuralist interpretation of social information systems'. European Journal Of Information Systems, 19 (11):104-115 [Details]
(2009) 'Disability and discourses of web accessibility'
Adam, A, Kreps, DGP (2009) 'Disability and discourses of web accessibility'. Information Communication & Society, 12 (77):1041-1058 [Details]
(2008) 'User testing is not a luxury'
Wheeler, P, Kreps, DGP (2008) 'User testing is not a luxury'. Electronic Markets, 18 (44):324-332 [Details]
(2007) 'IS success and failure: the problem of scale'
Kreps, DGP, Richardson, H (2007) 'IS success and failure: the problem of scale'. Political Quarterly, 78 (33):439-446 [Details]
(2006) 'Enabling or disabling technologies? A critical approach to web accessibility'
Adam, AE, Kreps, DGP (2006) 'Enabling or disabling technologies? A critical approach to web accessibility'. Information Technology & People, 19 (33):203-218 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2018) Against nature : the metaphysics of information systems.
Kreps, DGP (2018) Against nature : the metaphysics of information systems. LondonLondon: RoutledgeRoutledge. [Details]
(2015) Bergson, complexity and creative emergence.
Kreps, DGP (2015) Bergson, complexity and creative emergence. : PalgravePalgrave. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2021) 'Theorizing Digital Experience: Four Aspects of the Infomaterial'
Kreps, DGP (2021) 'Theorizing Digital Experience: Four Aspects of the Infomaterial' In: Advancing Information Systems Theories. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'A Resource Perspective on E-Waste: A Global Problem with Local Solutions?'
Kreps, DGP, Fors, P. (2020) 'A Resource Perspective on E-Waste: A Global Problem with Local Solutions?' In: Unimagined Futures – ICT Opportunities and Challenges. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]
(2016) 'Human choice and computers : an ever more intimate relationship'
Kreps, DGP, Fletcher, G., and Griffiths, M. (2016) 'Human choice and computers : an ever more intimate relationship' In: 12th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference: Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]
(2017) 'Matter and Memory and Deep Learning'
Kreps, DGP (2017) 'Matter and Memory and Deep Learning' In: Diagnoses of Bergson's Matter and Memory : Developments Towards the Philosophy of Temporal Experience, Sciences of Consciousness, Aesthetics, and Ethics. Tokyo, Japan: Shoshi Shinsui. [Details]
(2015) 'The complexity of social systems: could hegemony emerge from the micro-politics of the individual?'
Kreps, DGP (2015) 'The complexity of social systems: could hegemony emerge from the micro-politics of the individual?' In: Gramsci and Foucault: A Reassessment. Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing (Routledge). [Details]
(2014) 'Virtuality and humanity'
Kreps, DGP (2014) 'Virtuality and humanity' In: Oxford Handbook of Virtuality. Oxford, UKOxford, UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2012) 'Performing the discourse of sexuality online'
Kreps, DGP (2012) 'Performing the discourse of sexuality online' In: Digital Identity and Social Media. London: Information Science Reference, IGI Global Information Science Reference, IGI Global. [Details]
(2009) 'Community as commodity: social networking and transnational capitalism'
Kreps, DGP, Pearson, E (2009) 'Community as commodity: social networking and transnational capitalism' In: Virtual Social Networks: Mediated, Massive and Multiplayer sites. London: Palgrave. [Details]
(2008) 'Virtuality: Time, Space, Conciousness and a Second Life'
Kreps, DGP (2008) 'Virtuality: Time, Space, Conciousness and a Second Life' In: Exploring Virtuality: Social, Global and Local Dimensions. London: Palgrave. [Details]
(2007) 'Failing the disabled community? The continuing problem of web accessibility'
Kreps, DGP, Adam, AE (2007) 'Failing the disabled community? The continuing problem of web accessibility' In: Advances in universal web design and evaluation: research, trends and opportunitiesAdvances in universal web design and evaluation: research, trends and opportunities. London: Idea Group. [Details]
(2006) 'Web accessibility: a digital divide for disabled people?'
Adam, AE, Kreps, DGP (2006) 'Web accessibility: a digital divide for disabled people?' In: Social inclusion: societal and organizational implications for information systems IFIP 8.2. Boston: Springer. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2020) IFIP WG9.4 European Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Rahy, S, Kreps, DGP, Bass, J, Gaber, T, Ardo, A (2020) A post-colonial analysis of agile software development methods in ICT4D IFIP WG9.4 European Conference on the Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries OnlineOnline, [Details]
(2020) 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Kreps, DGP, Rowe, F, Muirhead, J (2020) Understanding digital events : process philosophy and causal autonomy 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) Grand Wailea, Maui, HawaiiGrand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, [DOI] [Details]
(2019) The IFIP 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries
Kreps, DGP, Bass, J, Nielsen, P., Kimaro, H. C. (2019) Southern theories in ICT4D The IFIP 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaDar es Salaam, Tanzania, [Details]
(2018) 13th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018
Poulsen, A, Burmeister, OK, Kreps, DGP, (2018) The ethics of inherent trust in care robots for the elderly 13th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC13 2018 24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 2018, Poznan, Poland24th IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC 20, , pp.314-328 [Details]
(2018) International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
Kreps, DGP (2018) Infomateriality International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) San Francisco, USASan Francisco, USA, [Details]
(2016) 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2016 - Fusion!)
Blaynee, J, Kreps, DGP, Kutar, MS, Griffiths, M (2016) Collaborative HCI and UX : longitudinal diary studies as a means of uncovering barriers to digital adoption 30th International BCS Human Computer Interaction Conference (HCI 2016 - Fusion!) Bournemouth University, Poole, UKBournemouth University, Poole, UK, [Details]
(2016) 12th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC12 2016, Proceedings
Kreps, DGP, Burmeister, O, Blaynee, JM (2016) Skeuomorphic reassurance : personhood and dementia 12th IFIP TC 9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers, HCC12 2016, Proceedings Salford, UKSalford, UK, , pp.61-71 [Details]
(2016) International Conference on Information Systems
Kreps, DGP (2016) Reassessing the nature of IS International Conference on Information Systems DublinDublin, [Details]
(2016) Diagnoses of Matter and Memory: Bergson and the Problems of Brain, Time and Memory
Kreps, DGP (2016) Matter and memory and deep learning Diagnoses of Matter and Memory: Bergson and the Problems of Brain, Time and Memory Tokyo, JapanTokyo, Japan, [Details]
(2015) Inaugural Conference on Cultural Political Economy
Kreps, DGP (2015) Gramsci and Foucault : hegemony in the global episteme Inaugural Conference on Cultural Political Economy Lancaster University, Lancaster UKLancaster University, Lancaster UK, [Details]
(2015) ETHICOMP 2015
Kreps, DGP, Blaynee, JM, Kutar, MS, Griffiths, M (2015) KTP and RRI - the perfect match ETHICOMP 2015 de Montfort University, Leicester, UKde Montfort University, Leicester, UK, [Details]
(2014) 11th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference
Kreps, DGP (2014) The time of our lives : understanding irreversible complex user experiences 11th IFIP TC9 Human Choice and Computers Conference , pp.47-56 [Details]
(2012) Cultural attitudes towards technology and communication
Kreps, DGP (2012) In/visibility of LGBTQ people in the Arab Spring Cultural attitudes towards technology and communication Aarhus, DenmarkAarhus, Denmark, [Details]
(2011) 17th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology
Kreps, DGP (2011) Virtual, phenomenal, real, and mobile 17th International Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology Denton, Texas, USADenton, Texas, USA, [Details]
(2010) Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2010
Kreps, DGP (2010) Introducing eco-masculinities: How a masculine discursive subject approach to the individual differences theory of gender and IT impacts an environmental informatics project Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2010 Lima, PeruLima, Peru, , pp.1-9 [Details]
(2010) Cultural attitudes towards technology and communication 2010
Kreps, DGP (2010) Foucault, exhibitionism and voyeurism on chatroulette Cultural attitudes towards technology and communication 2010 Vancouver, CanadaVancouver, Canada, [Details]
(2010) Internet Research 11.0 (AoIR11)
Kreps, DGP, Fletcher, G (2010) #uksnow: webscience weather watch Internet Research 11.0 (AoIR11) Gothenburg, SwedenGothenburg, Sweden, [Details]
(2010) Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2010
Kreps, DGP, Sundramoorthy, V, Cooper, GS, Linge, N (2010) Harnessing the link between ICT domestication and behaviour change for carbon footprint reduction in the home Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2010 San Francisco, [Details]
(2009) The IFIP WG9.5 Virtuality and Society International Workshop on Images of Virtuality: Conceptualizations and Applications in Everyday Life
Kreps, DGP, Wong, Renfred (2009) Virtual oversight over transnational capitalism: XBRL metadata and renewed government control of the global economy The IFIP WG9.5 Virtuality and Society International Workshop on Images of Virtuality: Conceptualizations and Applications in Everyday Life Athens University of Economics and Business, GreeceAthens University of Economics and Business, Gree, , pp.1-8 [Details]
(2009) Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS)
Kreps, DGP (2009) Performing the Discourse of Sexuality Online Foucault, Butler, and Video-sharing on Sexual Social Networking Sites Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) San FranciscoSan Francisco, , pp.1-8 [Details]
(2008) 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS)
Kreps, DGP (2008) My Facebook profile: Copy, resemblance, or simulacrum? 16th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) National University of Ireland, Galway, IrelandNational University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland, [Details]
(2008) IFIP WG 9.5 International Working Conference on Virtuality and Society: Massive Virtual Communities
Kreps, DGP, Pearson, E (2008) Community as commodity IFIP WG 9.5 International Working Conference on Virtuality and Society: Massive Virtual Communities Leuphana University, Luneburg, GermanyLeuphana University, Luneburg, Germany, [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2010) Digital and media technologies: A review of infrastructure needs for leading edge research in the United Kingdom.
Crawford, G, Jones, R, Kreps, DGP, Light, BA, Murphy, LE, Roberts, DJ (2010) Digital and media technologies: A review of infrastructure needs for leading edge research in the United Kingdom. University of Salford, Salford. [Details]
(2008) Combating e-discrimination in the North West - final report.
Kreps, DGP, Wheeler, P (2008) Combating e-discrimination in the North West - final report. University of SalfordUniversity of Salford, Salford, UK. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2020)
Kreps, D., Komukai, T., Gopal, T., Ishii, K (Ed.). (2020) 14th IFIP TC9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers: Human-Centric Computing in a Data-Driven Society Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]
(2019)
Kreps, DGP (Ed.). (2019) Understanding digital events : Bergson, Whitehead, and the experience of the digital London: Routledge. [Details]
(2018)
Kreps, D. G. P., Ess, C., Leenen, L., Kimppa, K (Ed.). (2018) 13th IFIP TC9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers: This Changes Everything: ICT and Climate Change: What Can We Do? Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [Details]
(2016)
Kreps, DGP, Fletcher, G., and Griffiths, M (Ed.). (2016) 12th IFIP TC9 International Conference on Human Choice and Computers: Technology and Intimacy: Choice or Coercion Cham, Switzerland: Springer. [DOI] [Details]
(2015)
Kreps, DGP (Ed.). (2015) Gramsci and Foucault: A reassessment - introduction Farnham, United Kingdom: Ashgate Publishing (Routledge). [Details]

Electronic Article

  Year Publication
(2016) Wearable Technology in the Workplace.
Kreps, DGP, Griffiths, M (2016) Wearable Technology in the Workplace. Electronic Article [Details]
(2014) WhatsApp? Even private chatter now exploited by billionaires.
Kreps, DGP (2014) WhatsApp? Even private chatter now exploited by billionaires. Australia: Electronic Article [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2019) IFIP Position Paper on E-Waste.
Kreps, D., van der Velden, M., Fors, P., Patrignani, N., Davison, R., Lennerfors, T., Zielinski, C, Kasper, G.M. and Schultze, U, (2019) IFIP Position Paper on E-Waste. Vienna: Technical Publication [Details]

Special Issue Editor

  Year Publication
(2015) ICTs in a Changing Society - Special Issue of Information Technology and People.
Kreps, DGP, Kimppa, K (2015) ICTs in a Changing Society - Special Issue of Information Technology and People. Special Issue Editor [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
International Federation for Information Systems Governing Board Councillor 24-SEP-20 / 28-SEP-23
International Federation for Information Systems Technical Committee 9 ICT and Society Chair 01-JAN-18 / 31-DEC-23
Association for Information Systems Member 01-JUN-08 /
International Federation for Information Systems Working Group 9.5 Virtuality & Society Chair 01-JAN-13 / 31-DEC-18

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 IFIP Silver Core IFIP

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUIG Lecturer (B Above the Bar) 01-DEC-20 /
University of Salford (Interim) Associate Dean Research & Innovation 28-MAR-19 / 30-NOV-20
University of Salford Reader 01-SEP-17 / 30-NOV-20
University of Salford Senior Lecturer 01-AUG-06 / 01-SEP-17
University of Salford Lecturer 12-JAN-04 / 01-AUG-08

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2018 Open University MA (Phil) Philosophy
2013 University of Salford PGCAP Academic Practice
2003 University of Salford PhD Sociology of Technology
1998 University of Salford MA Cultural Studies
1994 Dartington College of Arts, University of Plymouth BA(Hons) Theatre and Arts Management

Teaching Interests

I am interested in ensuring the next generation of information systems professionals understand the ethical dimensions of the field, and are prepared for a world of rapid change.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2 / 2021 Information Systems Security and Ethics MS810