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Sat, Oct 5th
The Pivot Moment in Ethical Decision-Making
12:00 - 14:00
This workshop is about identifying key ethical decision-making moments in technology design and developing ethical reflection in general. It will present ways of thinking about ethics and technology design beyond consequentialist and utilitarian approaches and explore themes such as sustainability, social good, transparency and usability.
In this first part of the two-workshop series, the focus will be on the 'legibility' and 'explainability' of technology design.
Personal is Global: Waste, climate change and what we can do about it.
16:00 - 16:30
In this talk, I will explore personal waste as a growing global environmental issue. I will base the talk on my own experience of going low-waste/zero-waste over the past 3 years, and why I embarked on this journey. From oceans full of plastic to developing countries turning into the 'waste lands' of the rich nations, from landfills full of toxic e-waste to waste produced by food and fashion industry, I will discuss why personal waste is a global problem, and why we need to act now.
In this workshop, which will build on Saturday's workshop [though all are welcome even if they have not attended the first workshop], we will look at agency and negotiation as part of the ethical design process. We will be pivoting the different job roles, technical skills, political, economic and social contexts to explore how individual and group-level ethical reflection can be reflected in technological design.
DESCON started as a parody on DEF CON.
Our aim is to stay true.