Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. Professor John Monk

Professor John Monk

Profile summary

  • Visiting Informal Academic
  • Emeritus Professor
  • Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
  • john.monk

Professional biography

John Monk is Professor of Electronics (Digital Systems). He has an interest in the architecture of digital systems and the notations and algebras that help engineers who analyse them.

Research interests

His research students have worked on topics such as digital broadcasting and forensics in digital recording. He has wider interests in ethics and engineering, philosophy and its relation to technology, the linguistic history of technology and contemporary industrial development in digital technologies.

He contributes to the educational assessment activities of the Institution of Engineering and Technology and occasionally to the British Computer Society and the Engineering Council; consequently he is knowledgeable about engineering education systems around the world. He has over thirty years of experience of distance teaching using the full range of teaching media. He is a graduate of London University and holds a post graduate qualification from Northampton College (now City University) and was awarded a PhD from the University of Warwick in Electrical Sciences.

He is a Chartered Engineer with industrial links and is a Fellow of the IET, a Fellow of the BCS, a past Member of the InstMC and a Member of the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

Publications

Arrows can be dangerous (2013)
Monk, John
tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, 11(1) (pp. 67-92)
The PLC: a logical development (2010-11)
Walker, Mark; Bissell, Christopher and Monk, John
Measurement and Control, 43(9) (pp. 280-284)
Ethics, engineers and drama (2009)
Monk, John
Science and Engineering Ethics, 15(1) (pp. 111-123)
Monitoring large management domains with mobile agents (2008-01)
Holt, A.; Huang, C. Y.; Bartels, S. and Monk, J.
Mediterranean Journal of Computers and Networks, 4(1) (pp. 13-19)
Performance analysis of mobile agents (2007-06)
Holt, A.; Huang, C-Y. and Monk, J.
IET Communications, 1(3) (pp. 532-538)
World-Wide Web mirrors: likelihood of stale content (2006-11-09)
Holt, A.G.; Huang, C.-Y. and Monk, J.
Electronics Letters, 42(23) (pp. 1369-1371)
The application of dependency management in an integrated manufacturing network framework (2006-05-23)
Huang, Chi-Yu; Holt, Alan; Monk, John and Cheng, Kai
International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Code-division multiple-access in an optical fiber LAN with amplified bus topology: the SLIM bus (2002-09)
Chapman, D.A.; Davies, P.A. and Monk, J.
IEEE Transactions on Communications, 50(9) (pp. 1405-1408)
Book Review of Stefan Helmreich's 'Silicon Second Nature: culturing artificial life in a digital world' (2001-06-01)
Monk, John
The European Legacy, 6(3) (pp. 412-414)
Creating reality (2012)
Monk, John
In: Bissell, Chris and Dillon, Chris eds. Ways of Thinking, Ways of Seeing: Mathematical and Other Modelling in Engineering and Technology. Automation, Collaboration, & E-Services (1) (pp. 1-28)
ISBN : 978-3-642-25208-2 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Berlin
Bodies, machines and politics (2011-07)
Monk, John
In: Hughes, Rolf and Sundén, Jenny eds. Second Nature: Origins and Originality in Art, Science, and New Media (pp. 29-58)
ISBN : 978-91-978598-8-2 | Publisher : Axl Books | Published : Stockholm
Signs and signals (2011-04-11)
Monk, John
In: Ramage, Magnus and Chapman, David eds. Perspectives on Information. Routledge Studies in Library and Information Science (pp. 51-64)
ISBN : 978-0-415-88410-5 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon, UK and New York, USA
The Myth of Originality (2003)
Monk, John
In: Monk, John and Hughes, Rolf eds. Hybrid Thought (pp. 9-39)
ISBN : 0-9545593-1-2 | Publisher : Department of Telematics, in conjunction with Metamorphosis, Centre for Writing and Performance Research | Published : Milton Keynes, UK/Stockholm, Sweden
Ceremonies and Models (2003)
Monk, John
In: Gullstrom-Hughes, Rolf and Monk, John eds. The Book of models: ceremonies, metaphor, performance. (pp. 33-46)
ISBN : 0-9545593-2-0 | Publisher : Department of Telematics/Metamorphosis - Centre for Writing and Performance Research | Published : Milton Keynes, UK and Stockholm, Sweden
Closure: A response to Miroslav Holub (2003)
Monk, John
In: Gullstrom-Hughes, Rolf and Monk, John eds. The Book of models: ceremonies, metaphor, performance. 2nd edition (pp. 195-203)
ISBN : 0-9545593-2-0 | Publisher : Department of Telematics/Metamorphosis - Centre for Writing and Performance Research | Published : Milton Keynes, UK and Stockholm, Sweden
Hybrid thought (2003-07-31)
Monk, John and Hughes, Rolf eds.
ISBN : 954559312 | Publisher : Department of Telematics, in conjunction with Metamorphosis, Centre for Writing and Performance Research | Published : Milton Keynes, UK/Stockholm, Sweden
The Book of models: ceremonies, metaphor, performance. 2nd edition (2003-07)
Gullstrom-Hughes, Rolf and Monk, John eds.
ISBN : 954559320 | Publisher : Department of Telematics/Metamorphosis - Centre for Writing and Performance Research | Published : Milton Keynes, UK and Stockholm, Sweden
Using drama to introduce ethics to technology students and practitioners (2009)
Ferreira, Giselle and Monk, John
In : 10th Annual Conference of the HEA Subject Centre for ICS (25-27 Aug 2009, Canterbury)
Emotion, engineering and ethics (2008-11-10)
Monk, John
In : WPE-2008 Workshop on Philosophy and Engineering (10-12 Nov 2008, Royal Academy of Engineering, Carlton House Terrace, London)
Resources for an experimental course in ethics (2008-11-10)
Monk, John and Ferreira, Giselle
In : WPE-2008 Workshop on Philosophy and Engineering (10-12 Nov 2008, Royal Academy of Engineering, Carlton House Terrace, London)
Technology Games (2008-11-10)
Monk, John
In : WPE-2008 Workshop on Philosophy and Engineering (10-12 Nov 2008, Royal Academy of Engineering, Carlton House Terrace, London)
Belosimania (2007-11-24)
Monk, John
In : One Minute Videos (10 & 24 Nov 2007, Tate Modern, London, UK)
Skills in Ethics for Engineers (2006-03-29)
Monk, John
In : Teaching Engineering Ethics Workshop (Royal Academy of Engineering/Engineering Professors' Council) (29 Mar 2006, London, UK)
The role of language in engineering competence (2005)
Monk, John
In : International Conference on Engineering Education and Research (1-5 Mar 2005, Tainan, Taiwan)
Assessment of work-based reports: an analysis of assessment frameworks (2005)
Monk, John
In : International Conference on Engineerng Education and Research (1-5 Mar 2005, Tainan, Taiwan)
Responses to Reith Lectures 2005: The Triumph of Technology (2005)
Monk, John
In : open2 forum for the 2005 Reith Lectures: The Triumph of Technology (Apr - May 2005, On-line)
Working in the dark (2003)
Monk, John
In : International Conference on Engineering Education (22-26 Jul 2003, Valencia, Spain)
Cyborgs in groups (2002-09-11)
Kear, Karen; Monk, John and Herman, Clem
In : ALT-C 2002: learning technologies for communication (9-11 Sep 2002, Sunderland, UK)
Risk: a fiction (2002-07)
Monk, John
In : International Summer Academy on Technology Studies: Technology and the Public (7-12 Jul 2002, Deutschlandsberg, Austria)
The Language of the cybersouls (2002-03-08)
Monk, John
In : B10c Seminar: What's Technology and What Shapes it? (8 Mar 2002, Lampeter, UK)
Components for oversampled signal processors (2002-03)
Monk, John
In : International Conference on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Science (27-28 Mar 2002, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan)
Rhetorical Determinism (2001-08)
Monk, John
In : 5th Conference of the European Sociological Association (28 Aug - 1 Sep 2001, Helsinki, Finland)
Plato, the designers and engineers (2001-07)
Monk, John
In : International Summer Academy on Technological Studies (Jul 2001, Deutschlandsberg, Austria)
Digital myths (2001)
Monk, John
In : 6th International Conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas (ISSEI); Twentieth Century European Narratives: Tradition & Innovation (16-21 Aug 1998, Haifa, Israel)

Meet our Academics

Head and shoulders of male OU academic

In addition to teaching on Open University modules our academics are engaged in ground breaking research that benefits individuals and society.

Request your prospectus

Request a prospectus icon

Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.

Request prospectus

Are you already an OU student?

Go to StudentHome