Astrid Vicas's current area of interests involves examining the impact of technology on our conceptions of agency and narrative.

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Publications:
Randomization, Conditioning, and Advertising

Randomized advertising is presented as jointly supporting commercial competition, free expression, and free choice as well as individual consumer freedom and integrity.

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Liberal-Democratic Quasi-Orality in an Online Community

This proposal examines a hybrid form of literacy, which combines voting with features of primary oral communication, that has arisen in some online communities.

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Prospects for Independent Humanistic Expression on the Web

This paper examines factors relevant to undertanding the prospects of humanistic expression on the Web and its features.

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Shang Oracle Bone Agency: Its Contemporary Philosophical Significance

This presentation suggests that a conception of action extracted from Shang oracle bone inscriptions may give rise to conceptualizing a distinctive form of agency.

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Games at the Crossroads of Art and Technology: Pervasive Games as Laboratories for Understanding the Possible Impact of Pervasive Technologies on Agency and Narrative

This paper is about furthering our understanding of the medium of pervasive gaming by drawing on the insights of some twentieth-century artists and psychologists on the phenomenon of divided attention.

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Narrative as Accretive Co-construction

This presentation provides a sketch of narrative in terms of negotiating focus of attention and comment, and situates its implications with respect to other conceptions of narrative.

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Repetition in Shang Oracle Bone Inscriptions as Narrative

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce a transactional or use-based account of narrative for a non-genetic, symmetrical, and “driverless” conception of agency.

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Agency in Ṛgveda Book 2: Comparative Examination and Philosophical Implications

This presentation examines features of the conception of agency implicit in Rigveda 2. The examination proposed is relevant for the philosophy of action.

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