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Virtual Reality and Media Ethics

The Media Ethics Initiative Presents:

The Ethics of Virtual Reality

Dr. Donald Heider

Dean and Professor of Communication
Loyola University Chicago

April 10 (Tuesday), 3:30-5:00PM, CMA 5.136

[Video here]

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Virtual Reality gives participants the chance to enter immersive and interactive media environments.  As with many new technologies, virtual reality requires our consideration of the implications of these tools.  What are ethical implications of virtual reality for journalism, film-making and other communication fields? This talk will explore the exciting new possibilities and challenges that virtual reality opens up for a range of media practices.

Dr. Donald Heider is the Associate Provost for Strategy & Innovation and Founding Dean at the School of Communication at Loyola University Chicago and Founder of the Center for Digital Ethics & Policy.  He is author, co-author, or editor of eight books including  two volumes of Ethics for a Digital Age, the latest of which is due out in 2018. Dr. Heider is a multiple Emmy-award winning producer who spent ten years in news before entering the academy. He earned his B.A. from Colorado State University, his M.A. from American University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado.  He served previously as Associate Dean at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland and was on the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, Colorado, and University of Mississippi.

Co-sponsored by the School of Journalism, UT Austin

Free and open to the UT community and general public

For further information, contact Dr. Scott Stroud

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