Posts Tagged ‘ethics’

It was a hectic start to December. From presenting at the ASCILITE conference in Auckland I flew to Sydney to present with colleague, Dr Anna Hickey-Moody from the University of Sydney at the Australian Anthropological Annual Conference held at Macquarie University.

The theme of the conference was the “Ethics of and Politics of Engagement” and the paper we presented was titled the “Ethics of Affect in Second Life” based on our ethnographic research with individuals in Second Life who identify as disabled.

The details of the conference are here: http://www.anth.mq.edu.au/conf/theme/ and you can download the program complete with abstracts: http://www.anth.mq.edu.au/conf/program/AAS2009_program.pdf

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I presented on the topic of ‘technologies of disability in virtual worlds’ at an event hosted by Dr Anna Hickey-Moody in the Department of Gender & Cultural Studies, School of Philosophical & Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney on the 31st July 2009.

The seminar focused on understanding technology as an act of thought and a material craft. The speakers, Dr Anna Hickey-Moody, Professor Gerard Goggin and Dr Denise Wood discussed material technologies such as film, virtual worlds and telecommunications through technologies of thought intended to open up bio-political conceptualizations of disability.

You can listen to a podcast of the three presentations from this url: htttp://www.unisanet.UniSA.edu.au/3dvle/media/techdis.mp3 (32 MB MP3 File)

My presentation is also available as a Quicktime movie download: htttp://www.unisanet.UniSA.edu.au/3dvle/media/r/dwood.mov (40 MB .mov file)

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