The ethics of cyber-activism workshop information
The workshop will be a one day event gathering experts in applied ethics, sociology and public policy to discuss the nature, ethical implications and social impact of 'Cyber-activism'.'The ethics of cyber-activism' workshop is to be held with the support of the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Warwick.
This is an emerging phenomenon, which has recently become more prominent thanks to the actions of a group called Anonymous. In brief, cyber-activism is an evolution of hacking activities motivated by political and ethical reasons directed at both public institutions and private citizens.
Questions to be addressed:
- How best can we define Cyber-activism and relate it to other uses of the web?
- What are the ethical implications of Cyber-activism, and how do these differ from the implications of other forms of political activism?
- In what respects is Cyber-activism a new way of participating in the political and social life of contemporary societies?
The workshop will be held on February 21st 2014 at the International manufacturing laboratory on the University of Warwick Campus
|10.15 - 10.45||Lee Salter (University of Sussex)||Media Understandings of Cyberactivism: Ethics and power in public discourse|
|10.45 - 11.00||Coffee|
|11.00 - 11.30||Keren Elazari||Unmasking Anonymous - the Global hacker movement|
|11.30 - 12.00||George Lucas, Jr (US Naval University)||Three ways of being a cyber Hacktivist|
|12.00 - 12.30||Stefania Milan (Tilburg University / Citizen Lab)||Ethics of technology and ethics of organising: the Cyberactivists; struggle for moral values in cyberspace|
|12.30 - 13.00||Tomothy Jordan (KCL)||Generations of Hactivism|
|13.00 - 14.30||Lunch|
|14.30 - 15.00||Louis Reynolds (DEMOS)||Service generation: a step change in youth social action|
|15.00 - 15.30||Simon Lindgren (Umea University, Sweden)||Global media, Local movements: The role of local context in social media mobilisation|
|15.30 - 16.00||Pollyanna Ruiz (LSE)||Activism, Anonymity, Accountability|
|16.00 - 16.30||Coffee|
|16.30 - 17.00||Carolyn Gideon||Spill over effects of Cyber Activism and policy implication|
|17.00 - 17.30||Roundtable|
(To find out further information regarding each session and the speaker, please click on the associated link)
Location:Building 28 (See below)
Where is the International Manufacturing Laboratory?
For information regarding the event, please contact:
Dr. Mariarosaria Taddeo
PAIS, University of Warwick
m dot taddeo at warwick dot ac dot uk
If you would like to attend this workshop, please email s dot m dot parsons at warwick dot ac dot uk