DEEP DIVE: The ethics of #musesocial: How social media helps and harms our communities and what to do about it
Thursday, November 7, 2019 1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Venue: Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa
Room: Las Palmas
Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube provide an invaluable conduit to enormous global audiences, but the last few years have revealed an unseemly dark side to these platforms. What are the risks for institutions and the public? To what degree are we asking audiences to sacrifice their privacy and wellbeing when we invite them to engage with us on social media? And how can we leverage the positive aspects of social media without endangering our users? This deep dive will include a framing presentation, case studies and discussion prompts, and small group facilitated discussions to explore the evolving ethical landscape of social media. The direction of these conversations will be guided by the room and could include issues related to: privacy, negative and harassing behavior, addictive interfaces, cultural appropriation, promoting institutional values and protecting reputations, intellectual property, freedom of speech and political expression, mental health, and social photography and consent.

Session Type
Deep Dive
Chatham House Rule
Co-Presenter : Lori Byrd-McDevitt, Manager of Digital Content, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Co-Presenter : Hilary-Morgan Watt, Digital Engagement Manager, Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Session Leader : Dana Allen-Greil, Director of Digital Strategy, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Co-Presenter : Matt Popke, Developer, Denver Art Museum
Co-Presenter : Victoria Portway, Head of Digitization, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Co-Presenter : Suse Anderson, Assistant Professor, George Washington University
Co-Presenter : Michael Edson, Co-founder and Associate Director, Museum for the United Nations - UN Live