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