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  • COM 354 (10/11) New Media Ethics
  • Why digital media ethics?
      • To make the right choice of two or more possible actions . . .
      • To do the right thing for ourselves and for larger communities . . .
      • using judgement in deciding and applying frameworks best suited to particular dilemmas . . .
      • taking into account the characteristics of digital media
  • characteristics of digital media
    • bits easily manipulated, reproducible
    • instantaneous
    • enduring
    • global
  • What we do in digital media ethics
    • -Apply ethical frameworks in response to digital dilemmas.
  • OUTLINE
    • I. Paper Presentations: Digital Dilemmas
    • II. Virtues of virtual reality
    • III. Formulating ethical dilemmas (workshop)
      • A. Great Firewall of China
      • B. Facebook's new changes
    • HWK: TBA (10/18)
  • OUTLINE
    • I. Paper Presentations: Digital Dilemmas
    • II. Virtues of virtual reality and games
    • III. Formulating ethical dilemmas (workshop)
      • A. Great Firewall of China
      • B. Facebook's new changes
    • HWK: TBA (10/18)
  • Feminist ethics of care (recap)
    • Emotive dimensions of an ethical problem
    • Emotional response necessary when formulating a response to ethical problems
    • Problems are ethical if they involve a web of personal relationships (not simply individuals with individual rights)
    • both/and ways of responding to ethical problems rather than either/or
  • Virtue ethics (recap)
    • phronesis (Aristotle's idea) of practical wisdom
    • develop the capacity for judgement
    • achieve 'eudaimonia' – happiness, well-being, contentment
    • achieve autonomy as self-responsible human beings (less likely to follow the dictates of others).
  • Applying virtue ethics
    • How might a particular technology foster or hinder habits of excellence?
      • (needed for a life of contentment)
      • e.g. video games
  • Confucian ethics
    • Cultivating the behaviors and attitudes to establish harmony (resonant relationships)
        • Community
        • Larger order
    • The exemplary person
        • Modesty and integrity
  • Virtues of virtual reality
    • Watch : http://to.pbs.org/dyuOI8
    • How does VR:
    • -foster habits of excellence?
    • -cultivate behaviors and attitudes to establish harmony?
    • -nurture human relationships?
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  • Formulating Digital dilemma #1
    • Read 'Liu Xiaobo and the Great FireWall of China'* here: http://bit.ly/c6TnrW
      • Formulate an ethical question from the reading . . .
        • Recognizing possible ethical responses
        • Properties of digital media
    • background reading *
  • Formulating Digital Dilemma #2
    • Read 'Impersonate Eric Schmidt Online Now Before It Becomes a Crime'
    • here: http://bit.ly/dqQ0qM
      • Formulate an ethical question from the reading . . .
        • Recognizing possible ethical responses
        • Properties of digital media
    • background reading *
  • HWK (Due Monday 10/18)
    • TBA