Guest Lecturer – Tech Ethicist, David Ryan Polgar – “All Tech Is Human: Improving Social Media to Benefit User Wellbeing & Society”
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Jaime Homero Arjona (ARJ) building, Room 225
Is social media bad for user wellbeing and society at large? 2017 was the year of a backlash against Silicon Valley for their potential connection with misinformation and tech addiction. David Ryan Polgar has carved a unique career as a tech ethicist, where he explores the impact of social media & tech from ethical, legal, and emotional perspectives. In this lecture, he will take us into a deep dive into the tension between the business interests of Silicon Valley (eyeballs and engagement) and the human interests of users (trustworthy information, increasing happiness). Can’t tech companies profit while also operating to benefit users & society?
Department of Digital Media & Design, Department of Communications, Humanities Institute Digital Humanities and Media Studies