2nd Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics

2nd Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics
Monday, October 29, 2012 - 8:30am

Join us for our 2nd International Symposium on Digital Ethics, October 29th, 2012 in Chicago.

Our featured keynote speaker is author, researcher and digital expert Sherry Turkle.

Author, researcher and digital expert Sherry Turkle, holds the Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT. Professor Turkle is the founder and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self, and continues to explore the relationship between humans and technology in her latest book.

This year’s symposium will take place on Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus in Kasbeer Hall on the15th floor of Corboy Law Center at  25 E. Pearson, 60611.

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For a PDF of the tentative schedule, please visit DigitalEthics2012TentSchedule.

For a flyer of the Digital Ethics Symposium with speaker information, please visit  Symposium Flyer

2nd Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics

October 29th in Chicago for the 2nd Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics.
8 – 8:30 registration and breakfast
8:45 Welcome
9:00 – 10:15  Research concerns and digital ethics;  featured panel discussion.
Moderator: Annette Markham, Guest Professor, Umeå University, Sweden, Affiliate Professor, School of Communication, Loyola University, Chicago.
  • Contextual Integrity Confronts New Models of Education and Healthcare - Helen Nissenbaum, Professor of Media, Culture and Communication, and Computer Science, at New York University
  • Big Real Problems: Emerging Ethics Issues in Human Experimentation in Virtual Worlds - Joshua Fairfield, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University
  • Identity, Authority and Unease: Examining the articulation of ethical positions in accounts of new media use/research - Natasha Whiteman, Lecturer, Department of Media and Communications, University of Leicester
  • The Ethics of Twitter Research: A Topology of Disciplines, Methods and Ethics Review Boards - Michael Zimmer & Nicholas Proferes, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
10: 30 – 11:45
Panel: Trust, ethics and moral agency.
Moderator: Bastiaan Vanacker, Loyola Chicago
  • Degrees of Trust and Levels of Moral Agency in the Context of Autonomous Machines, Herman Tavani, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Rivier University
  • Virtue Ethics and Digital ‘Flourishing’: An Application of Philippa Foot to Life Online - Patrick Lee Plaisance, Colorado State University
  • Online security and individuals rights, an ethical balance - Mariaroarosaria Taddeo, University of Hertfordshire
  • The Junk File Case: Identity collisions and the ethics of connectivity - Guillaume Latzko-Toth, Université Laval
Panel: Social media, law & ethics.
Moderator:  Don Heider
  • Control, Communication, and Conflict on Facebook Memorial Pages - Nicole B. Ellison, Associate Professor in the Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media Department at Michigan State University and Alice Marwick, Microsoft Research
  • Click here to comment: Combining ethical and legal perspectives on Section 230 - Susan Keith, Rutgers University
  • Should virtual cybercrime be brought under the scope of the criminal law? - Litska Strikwerda, , University of Twente
  • Journalists and Social Media: Professional Restrictions and Their Ethical Implications - Erica Bailey, Virginia Tech
11:45 Lunch
12:15 Keynote – Sherry Turkle, Abby Rockefeller Mauzé Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at MIT and the founder and current director of the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self ( http://web.mit.edu/sturkle/techself )
1:30 – 2:45
Panel:  Digital ethics and the fourth estate.
Moderator: Don Wycliff, Loyola Chicago
  • Re-Inventing Media Ethics Amid a Digital Revolution - Stephen J. A. Ward, Burgess Professor of Journalism Ethics, University of Wisconsin
  • The Emerging Uses of Ethical Principles in Journalist’s Privilege Law – Jason M. Shepard, California State University, Fullerton
  • The Ethics of Unpublication - Jasmine McNealy, Syracuse University & Laurence Alexander, University of Florida.
  • The Ethical Implications of an Elite Press - Jane B. Singer, University of Iowa
Panel: Global perspectives in digital ethics.
Moderator: Lauren Labrecque, Loyola Chicago
  • The Internet and Authoritarian States: Ethical Issues in Transnational Digital Activism - Cameran Ashraf, University of California, Los Angeles
  • “Yes, Vinton, there is a Human Right to the Internet” - Kay Mathiesen, University of Arizona
  • A Case Study of Censor Circumvention in Chinese Micro-blogging Site - Yiran Wang, University of California, Irvine
  • Secrets and Lies: Digital Media Ethics and Integrity in Global Perspective - Twyla Gibson, Harvard University
3:00 – 4:15
Panel:  Surveillance and privacy
Moderator: Steven Jones, Loyola Chicago
  • YouTube Shakespeares: Ethical Issues in Humanities and Literary Research Contexts - Valerie Fazel, Arizona State University
  • Digital ethics and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe: When moral rights about culture trump legal rights about digital image gathering –Kevin R. Kemper, University of Arizona
  • From Battlefield to Newsroom: Ethical and Legal Implications of Drone Technology in Journalism - Kathleen Bartzen Culver, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • In Context: Ethical Implications of Digital Surveillance – Jan Fernback, Temple University
Panel:  Balancing interests in digital technology.
Monderator: Meghan Dougherty, Loyola Chicago
  • The Curator’s Code: Toward an Ethics of Curation? - Shawn McIntosh, Columbia University
  • The Ethics of Online Coursework: Instructor Responsibilities, Student Participation, and Managing Public-Private Learning- Vanessa P. Dennen, Florida State University
  • Reading Privacy: The Role Interface Aesthetics Play in eReader Privacy Disclosure Decisions - J. Richard Stevens, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Plug away: disclosure of material connections in social media channels - David Kamerer, Loyola University Chicago
4:15 – 5:30
The ethics of games and virtual worlds; featured panel discussion.
Moderator: J. Talmadge Wright ,Loyola Chicago
  • Playing with ethics: Digital games and moral dilemmas" Mia Consalvo, Canada Research Chair in Game Studies & Design, Concordia University
  • The Virtual Other: Thinking about virtuality and the future of ethics - Lucas D. Introna, Professor & Associate Dean for Research, Centre ( http://www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/research/centres/csto/ ) for the Study of Technology & Organisation, Lancaster University
  • Beyond good and evil? Analyzing moral decision-making in mainstream video games - Thorsten Busch, University of St. Gallen
  • Biases on Truthfulness:  Using a Game to Prompt Self-Reflection - Ralph Vacca, New York University
5:30 – 6:30 Cocktails

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