Effects of New Technologies on The Ethical Landscape of Media And Entertainment
Details regarding the Spring 2014 contest to be available Fall 2013!
Lincoln Professor Miguel Valenti
Inviting high school students, to explore and analyze the development of new information and media technologies/applications and the potential affects of these technologies/applications on the ethical landscape of media and entertainment, and hence, of society as a whole. Eight Student groups will be recruited over a three-month period from high schools throughout Maricopa County. Each student “team” of four will be required to have a faculty advisor from their home institution. Recruitment will be aided by direct contact with the relevant departments of these institutions and by targeted advertising.
Each student group will meet with the Project Directors (Lincoln Professors Valenti & Herkert) at the outset and be presented with the parameters and goals of the project and the rules of the competition. They will then choose a technology/application they believe will change the nature of media from a list of possible choices provided by the Project Directors. Each of the possible choices on this list will be chosen by the Project Directors specifically with an eye towards the ethical implications of the technology’s/application’s use or misuse. Once each of the groups has made its choice, the clock will start. Each high school group will have eight (8) weeks to research their chosen technology/application, experimenting with it wherever possible under the supervision of their institutional advisor. Each group will meet periodically with the Project Directors to assess progress and solve problems. The groups will be free to use any legal means at their disposal in order to create a complete picture of the issues involved in the use and misuse of the technology/application and create a presentation to be given and defended at the project event. At deadline, an event will occur, during which each group will make a presentation of their chosen project. This event would likely take place at the Memorial Union or other available ASU venue, during which food would be provided for audience and students. During the presentation, each group will make its presentation for an invited audience. A panel comprised of Lincoln Center Professors and/or Lincoln Center Board members will question each student group about its presentation, emphasizing any ethical concerns that the group may not have adequately addressed or that need further examination. Students will then decamp to table settings, each hosted by one or several of the panel members of the Lincoln Center community and will debrief. The project will run as a contest in order to add incentive.
Measure of Success:
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