Designing Just Futures

October 1, 2023 - October 4, 2023
James Madison University

Hotel Madison, Harrisonburg, VA
710 South Main St.
Harrisonburg 22807
United States

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We welcome submissions addressing any aspect of teaching ethics across the curriculum. For this year’s conference, we have a special interest in papers that examine ethical issues emergent in the interrelationships of humans and technology. In particular, as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) become more ubiquitous, how might they entail reconfigurations of everyday life, relationships, and even our understanding of (human) nature? AI is already relevant and impactful in ways that raise questions about its social, economic, political, educational, religious, and cultural implications. Possible topic areas might include: AI in scientific research; AI and creativity; AI in automation; AI in learning analytics and higher education; AI in criminal justice; AI and surveillance; the future of work; deep fakes and political manipulation; or academic dishonesty in an era of AI.

Conference Directors:

David McGraw, James Madison University

Mark Doorley, Villanova University


Siva Vaidhyanathan, the Robertson Professor of Media Studies and director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia.

S. Matthew Liao, Arthur Zitrin Professor of Bioethics and Director of The Center for Bioethics at New York University.

David Gunkel, Professor of Media Studies at Northern Illinois University.

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October 1, 2023, 9:00am EST

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