[CONFERENCE] #DigitalRevolution in Manchester

I was invited to speak on a panel entitled ‘Technology, Ethics and Regulation’ at the end of Manchester’s second ‘Digital Revolution‘ conference, hosted by Manchester Digital. The blurb was as follows: Technology is no longer the limiting factor for the advancement of society but how we implement it, how it changes society and in some cases our humanity raises some big worrying questions. Is automation going to be our downfall or our saviour, what will Continue Reading →

BBC Radio 4: Digital Human (Series 6:2014: Episode 6: Ethics) #DigiHuman

6/6: Ethics http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04p7yg3 If a driverless car has to choose between crashing you into a school bus or a wall who do you want to be programming that decision? Aleks Krotoski explores ethics in technology. Join Aleks as she finds out if it’s even possible for a device to ‘behave’ in a morally prescribed way through looking at attempts to make a smart phone ‘kosher’. But nothing captures the conundrum quite like the ethical questions Continue Reading →

Should McCann Twitter abuser have been doorstepped on TV? for @ConversationUK

A recent piece, published for The Conversation UK, under Creative Commons licence (republished on Durham University): Should McCann Twitter abuser have been doorstepped on TV? By Bex Lewis, Durham University Brenda Leyland, a 63-year old woman from Leicestershire who had been accused of publishing a stream of internet abuse about the family of missing child Madeleine McCann, has been found dead in a hotel room. Her death raises important questions about the wrongs and rights Continue Reading →

The Power of Advertising? @UCBMedia

I was interviewed on UCB Radio this morning, discussing recent conversations about abortion adverts and plastic surgery adverts. You can listen to the radio interview here: UCBAdvertisingJan3012 (MP4 format, 7-8 minutes) Digital Fingerprint Digiexplorer (not guru), Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing @MMUBS. Interested in digital Literacy in the third sector. Author of ‘Raising Children in a Digital Age’, regularly checks hashtag #DigitalParenting. https://twitter.com/digitalfprint Like it? Share it…

Ethics in the Media? #medialit

Who’s telling the truth? (Jeremy Paxman, The West Wing, Have I Got News for You) Ethical: Truth, privacy, exploitations, taste, popularity, fairness, hurt? Is anyone concerned about ethics? 2 years ago lots of ethical debates, started with Richard & Judy (You Say We Pay) – viewers phone calls, but no one past first 10 minutes. Most of these programmes make their money from phone calls. Set off a big hoo-ha…  and http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/6449919.stm http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-467754/Leibowitz-The-Queen-I-did-fall-BBC-tantrum-film.html – re-editing Continue Reading →