Tag: Pragmatic and Feminist Ethics

Values as Hypotheses

Values as Hypotheses

Design and technology discourses are often accompanied with implicit and explicit appeals to values. It is not uncommon, for example, to hear arguments that this or that technology will make our community relations more democratic and just, or advance efficiency and utility. But what exactly do we mean by these values and how do they shape design practice and design artifacts?

Smart Cars/Moral Algorithms

Smart Cars/Moral Algorithms

Can utilitarian framings of a problem constrain our thinking about it?