Nordic Network for Media and Communication Ethics

Who Do You Think You Are? The Ethics of Self-presentation across Digital Contexts

Who Do You Think You Are? The Ethics of Self-presentation across Digital Contexts

June 1-2, 2023
University of Copenhagen, Southern Campus, Room 22.0.47

The second instalment of the “Ethics ex machina? Agency, autonomy, and accountability in the digital media environment” workshop series



June 1

9:30 Welcome & logistics

9:45 Keynote

  • Professor Linnet Taylor, Tilburg University: “What do ‘we’ want from technology? Ethics, norms and pluralism”

10:30 Coffee

11:00 Session 1. Automated Agency: Four critical interventions

  • Mirabelle Jones: Intervention 1 – Art
  • Christoffer Bagger: Intervention 2 – Methodology 
  • Rikke Frank Jørgensen: Intervention 3 – Policy
  • Sille Obelitz Søe: Intervention 4 – Ethics

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Session 2. The Datafication of Educational Media: Identity and Self-presentation in the Age of Digital Educational Technologies

  • Göran Bolin & Stina Bengtsson: A Historical Perspective on Reconfigured Value Dynamics in the EdTech Industry
  • Yanti Sastrawan:  Forming Future Digital Indonesian Citizens: Observing the Meaning-Making of Learning through the Digitalisation of Education
  • Saralie Sernhede: Fridays for Future as an Alternative Educational Space for Networked Youth
  • Azul Romo Flores: Growing up with Esports

15:00  Reflections & anticipations

19:00 Dinner in town

June 2

9:30 Session 3. Hybrid Personas and Collapsing Contexts on Digital Platforms

  • Salla-Maaria Laaksonen: Continuums of identity and anonymity on social media platforms
  • Elisa Kannasto: The edited self — The authenticity play of politicians on social media
  • Christoffer Bagger: In Search of The Good Working Life? Social Media Solutionism
  • Visa Penttilä: Watchdogs or friends? Journalists as social media influencers in the context of corporate responsibility
  • Nuppu Pelevina: From buttocks to ballistics: Ukrainian and Russian influencers balancing between commercial collaborations and political stance

11:00 Coffee

11:30 A few words from our host: Center for Tracking and Society

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Session 4. Automaton, good Samaritan or steersman? The role of phronēsis in agency, autonomy and accountability of public officials in digitalized democratic societies

  • Charles Ess: The roles of phronēsis in classical and contemporary ethics and ethics of technology
  • Jenny Eriksson Lundström: Phronēsis and automation in democratic public administrations. Observations and concerns from those responsible
  • Jonna Bornemark: Can AI and human judgment collaborate? A case study from the Swedish Transport Administration
  • aline shakti franzke: Phronēsis and the strengths and limits of contemporary AI ethics guidelines

14:30 Reflections & anticipations

15:00 Thank you & farewell