INLS777-001 Fall 2022

Perspectives on information, technology and people

15 November 2022  1230-1345

② watch presenter in Sakai calendar

Maybe not the most "scholarly", but it gets to the point.

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③ watch this one, too

Instead of reading about ethics in this day and age, let's listen to a peer talk about it.

Shohini Kundu explains how decision making has evolved during our times and how it is affected by today's technology. She also explains about the importance of ethics in the decision making framework for making choices.

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④ ponder presenter in Sakai calendar

Circling back to Norbert Wiener, read:

Norbert Wiener's Foundation of Computer Ethics

We will discuss these points and reflect upon our own stances.

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⑤ listen presenter in Sakai calendar


Shanren. The following quote comes from WNYC.

Beijing-based alt-folk quartet Shanren meshes rock and ska with the rich music of its native Yunnan province -- the mythical home of Shangri-La -- in southwestern China.
Shanren (which means "Mountain Men" in Chinese) formed after its members migrated from the rural countryside to the bustling Chinese capital a decade ago.
In addition to singing about its ethnic traditions, Shanren's music also grapples with themes resonant to rural transplants and ethnic minorities. The lute-laced song "Thirty Years," for instance, deals with migrants looking for work and love in the big city.

And, closer to home, a local talent

Wei Xie, a former student, performed a music style unfamiliar to me, but clearly something he knew from his background, at a competition in Durham, NC.

The world is small.

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⑥ an unanswered question

Finally, at least one time per session, you all are offered the opportunity to put me on the spot.

What is the "one big question" that the readings posed, but did not answer?

If I can't come up with an answer immediately, I will research it and have it for you at the subsequent session.

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