2.5 Philosophy and the Digital Public

New digital media technologies, such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, have transformed modes of public communication and human literacy. This workshop will simultaneously explore and demonstrate how digital technologies have revolutionized philosophy by presenting new possibilities (and limits) for pedagogy, philosophical practices, and the nature of public philosophy. Three areas of focus will be: 1) new media literacy and its impact on scholarship, teaching and the academy; 2) examples of concrete practices with digital media, including our own YouTube channels, podcasts, and blogs; and 3) creating an online identity and building a digital community that focuses on engaged public philosophy. Because we will utilize these digital media technologies throughout the workshop to perform what we discuss, participants are strongly encouraged to bring laptops so that they can participate through live blogging, tweeting, etc.

Workshop Leaders
Christopher Long (@cplong) and Cori Wong, Penn State University

Johanna Phelps-Hellen
David Hildebrand
Todd Edwin Jones
Kevin deLaplante
Anastasia Mirzoyants
Rebecca Bachman
John Douglas Macready
Travis Holloway
Avram Gurland-Blaker
Noƫlle McAfee, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Emory University
Mark Fisher, Assistant Director Penn State Rock Ethics Institute
Brady Heiner, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, California State University, Fullerton
Ronald R. Sundstrom, Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of San Francisco