UIC Innovation Center
Mobile Processing 2011
Steve Jones and Rich Wolf: Mobile Media, Location and Ethics: Learning From Teaching
The presentation describes the experience of teaching a mobile media course in a communication department that focused on creating an app. The goal of the course was to give students a view "under the hood" of the devices and apps they study as communication technologies. Of greatest interest to the students was the wide variety of radios, cameras, and sensors embedded in devices. The presentation discusses student and campus reactions to the app and the ethical issues implicit in mobile devices’ “knowing” about users’ location and activities in relation to the techniques by which sensors’ data is collected and implemented.
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