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Ethos Public Forum – The iPhone

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Ethos Community of Practice 
Public Forum #1 – The iPhone

Are you a student or member of the public interested in emerging ethical conundrums? Join us for the first Ethos Community of Practice Public Forum.

The Ethos Community of Practice is a place for conversations about future-focused ethical issues relating to research, technological development and the broader social context. Each forum focuses on an object as the starting point.

The object for Public Forum #1 is the iPhone. In 2020, as part of the online LIFE INTERRUPTED exhibition at MOD. artist-in-residence Ana Tiquia explored the material histories of essential and precious items as a way of engaging audiences in thinking about object histories and futures. One of the items she explored with researchers and the public was the iPhone.

This forum will start with a video of Ana Tiquia summarising some of the ideas of her residency, followed by a panel discussion with Assoc Prof Tom Raimondo from UniSA STEM and Dr Katherine Christ from UniSA Business, facilitated by Director of MOD. Dr Kristin Alford.

Participants will then have a chance to explore ethical questions with other including:

  • WHAT are the stories of this object?
  • WHO am I in relation to this object?
  • WHY is it relevant to me and how might I use it?
  • HOW do I share its use with others?
  • WHEN and WHERE might this object be more critical?

As a pilot program, participants will be able to provide feedback on the session and nominate objects for future forums.

Coffee and snacks are available for purchase from Food Lore Kitchen before and after the forum.

Want more?

Join a moderator-led tour of the current exhibition at MOD. called IT’S COMPLICATED to think about a broader range of ethical issues relating to complex systems.

If you are involved in research, an ETHOS Community of Practice Researcher Forum will be held on Thursday 6 May. Click here for more information.

This Public Forum is free, but registrations are requested to allow us to manage a COVID-Safe event.

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