Ethics, Elections, and Online Publics: Virtual Space and The Shaping of Politics, May 4

Posted: 05/03/2017, 09:48 AM
Company: Seattle University
Author: Sara Reiner

Professor Hoyt’s presentation will start from a single, provocative question regarding our modern, fragmented online publics: If streets, sidewalks and pathways are understood as fundamentally constitutive of a city’s identity and sense of community because they shape the points of contact, and the nature of such contact, then what does it mean that the algorithmic architecture of virtual life is not only visible to us but protected from public consumption by corporate intellectual property law?

In moving toward an answer, Professor Hoyt will apply the dynamics of democratic cities to the algorithmic constructions of web culture in order to identify a series of algorithmic commitments that may guide virtual citizens to enact more reasonable, democratic forms of public discourse. 

Thursday, May 4 at 6 p.m.
Engineering 200
Wycoff Auditorium, Seattle University Campus
901 12th Ave., Seattle, WA