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SOC Aram Sinnreich Faculty Forum

Aram Sinnreich: Ethics, Evolved

Tuesday, November 3
11:00 a.m McKinley Building, Media Innovation Lab
Event hashtag: #SOCFacultyForum

Ethics, Evolved: An International Perspective on Copying in the Networked Age

This research uses quantitative and qualitative survey data collected from thousands of adult Internet users across a range of nations between 2006-2015 to examine the diffusion, adoption, prevailing attitudes, and ethical frameworks surrounding "configurable" cultural practices such as mashups, remixes and memes. These cultural forms, which are produced and circulated within digital, networked media, depart from earlier models of cultural production by blurring the lines between traditional production and consumption. Consequently, they often present a challenge for economic and legal models premised on linear models of media production and reception, such as traditional retail, reach-based broadcasting, and copyright law.

The Faculty Research & Projects Forum is a monthly lecture series highlighting exciting and high-impact work produced by the faculty at American University's School of Communication whose work is at the forefront of great communication problems and ideas of our time. Full fall 2015 schedule.