Cloud time and the ethics of mediation

Coley, Rob and Lockwood, Dean (2013) Cloud time and the ethics of mediation. In: Philosophy of Education Seminar on The Ethics of Information Technology, 23 January, 2013, Liverpool Hope University.

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Abstract

We teach in a department of media and, like most similar departments, it was born in response to the field’s focus on broadcast culture. Over the past couple of decades, as media research has extended from its Cultural Studies origins, a sub-field has become established, a field concerned with what is generally known as ‘new media’. New media – carved off and separated from broadcast studies, film studies, photography, design – tends to focus on technical media objects: the computer, the iPhone, the digital camera etc. Our work is aligned to (still fairly minor) endeavours within media theory which insist that the complexities of 21st century culture’s digitality cannot be studied discretely (that is, as media objects). Like Kember and Zylinska, who have recently addressed what they call ‘an ethics of mediation’, we believe that as these objects are integrated into everyday habitual social activity, it is necessary to focus instead on the process of mediation, and that by making this distinction (between media and mediation), we can better understand the relation between them, particularly in regard to the temporality of these relations.

Keywords:Media ethics, cloud computing
Subjects:P Mass Communications and Documentation > P300 Media studies
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Film & Media > Lincoln School of Film & Media (Media)
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Deposited On:13 Jun 2013 09:12

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