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01.12.2011

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01.12.2011

  1. 1. Digital Diversity 01.12.2011 1
  2. 2. quiz1. Popular media often report technology stories using a “moral panic” framework. What is this framework?2. As opposed to digital copies, every analogue copy of an original is always_______________________3. Convergence in the digital media sense is __________________4. How does convergence through digital media pose new ethical dilemmas? Give one example.5. Part of the difference of digital as opposed to analogue media, is that digital media is “greased.” What does this mean? Give one example.6. What does it mean that our ethical responsibility now needs to be understood in terms of a “distributed responsibility?”7. Ethical monism is___________________8. Ethical relativism is _________________ 2
  3. 3. digital diversity themes & intersections• platforms • technologies that limit and open new possibilities • create structures/actions/beliefs• institutions • create policies • define practices 3
  4. 4. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hKceTQCD8RM 4
  5. 5. • practices • change over time • redefine how we do other things• beliefs / ideologies • how we narrate BOTH technology and society 5
  6. 6. technology• it makes our lives easier• it is neutral (not biased)• brings “progress” to societies ( mark of modernization) 6
  7. 7. beliefs about google• as a social-technological platform • helps people find everything • makes our lives easy • http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=oNofb-OlZyQ 7
  8. 8. digital ethics• digital technology reframes our ethical frameworks for • privacy • social interaction • educational practices • political practices/ideas 8
  9. 9. digital stories• do they mask or illuminate ethical questions?• http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=6ILQrUrEWe8 9
  10. 10. digital + diversity• technologies and digital practices are embedded with ideologies that mask illuminate and define INEQUALITIES 10
  11. 11. assignment 1• register your blog (wordpress, blogger any platform)• choose and theme and a name for your blog• send your blog link to me 11

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