The ethics of cyber-activism workshop
The workshop was a one day event gathering experts in applied ethics, sociology and public policy to discuss the nature, ethical implications and social impact of 'Cyber-activism'.'The ethics of cyber-activism' workshop was held with the support of the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Institute of Advanced Study of the University of Warwick.
This is an emerging phenomenon, which has recently become more prominent thanks to the actions of a group called Anonymous. In brief, cyber-activism is an evolution of hacking activities motivated by political and ethical reasons directed at both public institutions and private citizens.
- How best can we define Cyber-activism and relate it to other uses of the web?
- What are the ethical implications of Cyber-activism, and how do these differ from the implications of other forms of political activism?
- In what respects is Cyber-activism a new way of participating in the political and social life of contemporary societies?
The workshop was held on February 21st 2014 at the International manufacturing laboratory on the University of Warwick Campus