Ethics by Design Series: Democracy, Privacy & Technology
29

Thursday, 29 October

11 am – 1:30 pm PDT

GA Orlando (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$55 USD
Regular Ticket
$55 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

Ethics by Design Series: Democracy, Privacy & Technology | October 29

Alice Thwaite Photo


Founder & Technology Ethicist

29

Thursday, 29 October

11 am – 1:30 pm PDT

GA Orlando (Livestream)

Online Class
Livestream
$55 USD
Regular Ticket
$55 USD
Total

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop


This workshop will be hosted online (Livestream) due to safety considerations, please check out the "Preparation" section on the bottom of this page. Registered participants will be notified in advance of this program with information on how to log in to the workshop.

Western democracies are under new pressures from digital technologies. Whereas before, the internet was seen as an exciting new platform to increase political engagement, encourage the participation of previously underrepresented groups, and improve innovation, now we understand that new forms of communication have created new arenas of power.

This workshop will focus on the way that technology is changing democracy and the theories of privacy.

This session will include:

  • Introduction to theories of democracy
  • Exploration of the role of the individual in democracies and why privacy is instrumental in democracies
  • Workshopping through different thought experiments and scenario planning
  • Recommendations for future actions to take in your organisation

What students have said about this class:

"As with the Human Rights workshop, I liked that this was hands-on and forced us to think of how to apply our interpretations of concepts to scenarios. I thought the workshop was structured well and provided a good balance of Alice's presenting of information with our discussion of ideas." "

***This is a standalone module in the Ethics by Design Series, which encourages you to think more deeply about the products we design and how they are changing our lives and what it means to be human. This class expands upon content in other workshops, but is also easily accessible to new attendees. Check out the upcoming dates for the rest of the classes in the series:

Ethics by Design Series: Overview & Human Rights

Ethics by Design Series: Ethics of Algorithms & AI

Preparation

  • This class is taken completely online via Zoom.
  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • Course set up information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before the course launches.

About the Instructor

Alice Thwaite Photo

Founder & Technology Ethicist

Alice Thwaite is the founder of Hattusia and a technology ethicist. She holds a MSc from Oxford University in the Social Sciences of the Internet, and a MA Cantab from the University of Cambridge in the History and Philosophy of Science.

She is frequently asked by BBC News and BBC World News to commentate on matters relating to technology, ethics and society. She has bylines in openDemocracy, Quartz and politics.co.uk. Alice is the presenter of a popular podcast that tackles various matters relating to ethics & technologies impact on society.

Alice specialises in healthy information environments. She is the founder of the Echo Chamber Club and is the author of philosophical theories relating to technology, conflict and disagreement. She is often called upon to review issues relating to disinformation, content moderation, advertising and data ethics.

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