Thursday, December 6, 2018

Congratulations to Illinios Tech's Ethics Bowl Team!


Congratulations to Illinois Tech’s Ethics Bowl Team members for their dedication and teamwork this semester, and an incredible performance at the Upper Midwest Regional Ethics Bowl at Illinois Tech this past Saturday. The team competed against 29 other teams from 20 schools across the Midwest, answering questions from a panel of judges about a collection of cases the students have been discussing since the beginning of the semester. 

The Illinois Tech team members who competed on Saturday are Sarah Davila (CAEE, 1st year) and Antonio Archilla (CHBE, 1st year). The team had incredible support from their fellow team members of QED: The Ethical Debaters, who helped in preparing for the event and running the event.
The Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl is an academic competition with rules and procedures designed to model the best approaches to reasoning about practical and professional ethics. Created and developed by IIT Philosophy Professor Robert Ladenson, the IEB has spread to include well over 150 teams from all over the United States and Canada.

QED: The Ethical Debaters is a club dedicated to discussing current ethical topics in the news and has a number of events planned for next semester including movie nights, guest speakers, and mini ethics-bowl competitions. If you are interested in learning more about QED, please visit our HawkLink page, or you can join our Google Group at

Informed Experiences, Designing Consent

Informed Experiences, Designing Consent is a symposium interrogating the intersections of consent and the design of interactive media and technologies. The symposium is hosted at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago by the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions and the HASTAC Scholars fellowship program on April 6, 2019. It is organized by Michael Anthony DeAnda, Elisabeth Hildt, Kelly Laas, and Leilasadat Mirghaderi.
Informed Experiences, Designing Consent is a one-day event intended to bring together researchers, scholars, practitioners, and designers to consider the implications of theoretical, social, and material aspects of consent and design. Some examples of topics include: consent to participate in social media, user agreement, consent in gaming, informed consent to data collection and use, consent in digital humanities research. This workshop will consider ethical approaches to each of these respective fields of study and development. This event emphasizes theory and practice, structured on an iterative process of Learn, Make, Reflect. Here, participants will begin by listening to a panel on the topic of consent and design, then move to a group maker breakout session to design based off key concepts from the panel and return together to reflect on the process.
We invite researchers, scholars, practitioners, designers, makers, and ethicists to submit proposals for 10-15 minute presentations and to attend this event, particularly those interested in consent as it applies to:
  • Ethics and philosophy 
  • Informed Consent 
  • Design of experiences 
  • Game design and gaming culture 
  • Design and study of User Experience 
  • Website development 
  • Application design and mobile app design 
  • User Interface Design 
  • Data collection 
  • Digital Humanities 
  • Social Media Research 
  • User agreements 
  • Audience studies 
  • Design Research 
  • Research Methods and Practices 
  • Research Design 
  • Storytelling and digital storytelling 
  • Maker spaces and crafting
Proposal submissions should include a title, a 400-500 word abstract, and a bio of 100-150 words in length by January 31, 2019 to this form.
Any further questions may be directed to Michael DeAnda at