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The Ethics of Code-Work: Parsing Ethical Responsibilities. October 20, 2014

October 20, 2014IASCollaboratives, Events0

The Ethics of Code-Work: Parsing Ethical Responsibilities

Monday, October 20, 1:00-3:30pm
Room 402 Walter Library

Organized by the IAS/UMN Codework Collaborative.

Computer Scientist Phillip Barry (University of Minnesota) and Digital Rhetorician James Brown, Jr. (Rutgers University-Camden) will discuss the ethical issues surrounding code exploits, the increasingly long reach of software into the everyday lives and practices of both programmers and users, and how they think their disciplines are poised to approach such issues. For more information, see the Codework Collaborative website.

The IAS Codework Collaborative looks at the different ways that computer code influences our lives. Going beyond mere functionality, over the course of 2014-15 we will explore how code shapes (and is shaped by) ideas of identity, privacy, history, citizenship, teaching, and many more. We will also look at how practices common to coding communities–things like algorithmic problem-solving, collaborative development processes, hackathons, and more–could enrich the academic community, both in and beyond discussions of code itself.

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