Digital Roots

Current Issue – December 2020

The Need for Digital Roots

In The Need for Roots, Simone Weil sets out, firstly, a subjective/objective contrast between rights and obligations, and argues that obligations are the more fundamental concept, on the grounds that these obligations stem from satisfying the vital needs of every human being. After outlining a list of such needs, Weil secondly identifies the need for roots, as quoted above, as the most important and least recognized need, and then analyzes how people in both towns and countryside have been “uprooted,” and deprived of this essential need. Finally, Weil tries to identify the means by which people and society can be “inspirited,” have their roots restored, and their souls’ needs met.




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MASTHEAD
Masthead
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents
 
ANNOUNCEMENT
SSIT MATCHING GRANT
 
PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE
Autumn in the Northeast U.S.
Robert Dent  
BOOK REVIEWS
Their Own Devices
A. David Wunsch  
BOOK REVIEWS
Ways of Hearing
John M. Picker  
COMMENTARY
Thinking about Racism in Engineering Education in New Ways
Joel Alejandro Mejia, Renata A. Revelo, and Alice L. Pawley
* Refereed Article
NEWS AND NOTES
ISTAS 2021 to be Held in Ontario, Canada
Heather Love and Rozita Dara  
NEWS AND NOTES
T&S Magazine - Changes for 2021
Katina Michael and Jeremy Pitt  

Features


Cybersecurity for Smart Farming: Socio-Cultural Context Matters
Dirk van der Linden, Ola Aleksandra Michalec, and Anna Zamansky
* Refereed Article
Guidelines for Stego/Malware Detection Tools: Achieving GDPR Compliance
Aleksandra Pawlicka, Dagmara Jaroszewska-Choras´, Michał Choras´, and Marek Pawlicki
* Refereed Article

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