I will presenting my paper “Media Ecology & Values in Design: A Combined Approach to Understanding the Biases of Media Technology” at the 6th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association at Fordham University today. The abstract:
In recent years, a field known as Values in Design has emerged to identify, understand, anticipate and address the ethical and value biases of media and information technologies. Upon developing a dialectical model of how bias exists in technology, this paper makes a case for the dual relevance of Value Sensitive Design to Media Ecology. I argue that bringing the two approaches together would be mutually beneficial, resulting in richer investigations into the biases in media technology.
UPDATE: I was recognized Friday evening by the Media Ecology Association with the “Linda Elson Scholar Award for Top Student Paper.” This is quite an honor, given that I heard many excellent student papers over the course of the 5-day conference. Thanks, MEA!