Monthly Archives for September 2011

facebook privacy

We’re working on digital media ethics in DIKULT106, and Facebook’s changes are perfect material for us to discuss in tomorrow’s class on privacy. Here’s ReadWriteWeb’s quick summary of the changes, or you can watch Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote for yourself. (If … Continue reading

26. September 2011 by Jill
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ISEA with kids

Academic couples with small children who are interested in the same conferences get to choose between skipping the conference altogether and bringing the kids. Oh, when they’re older we’ll leave them with family (we hope!) but 18 months is young … Continue reading

16. September 2011 by Jill
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automated online debaters

I was at a meeting in the CIRLinC research group today, discussing our application to be a centre of excellence on the circulation of narratives about climate change, and was fascinated by Helge Drange‘s stories of the automation of climate … Continue reading

13. September 2011 by Jill
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piracy vs privacy

In a couple of weeks I’ll be teaching a three week module on digital media ethics, using Charles Ess’s book by the same name. I’m especially looking forwards to sessions discussing the ethics of surveillance and the section on global … Continue reading

09. September 2011 by Jill
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returning to research after (sort of) three and a half years away

I basically just spent three and a half years home with kids. Not quite, I worked full time for a few months between the babies, and have been part time for the last year, but part time with a baby … Continue reading

08. September 2011 by Jill
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