Tired of the barrage of fake news and the deluge of incivility that seems to assail us from media of all kinds? Dr. Anne Santiago, Associate Professor of Political Science, joined us for the first episode of Season 8 of TechTalk to explore the rights and responsibilities we all have as digital citizens. From the importance of fostering a sense of civility and respect for other people to the practice of seeking out multiple sources of news reporting to get a wider perspective, Dr. Santiago offers many insights and much food for thought in this podcast.
I don’t believe in the idea of not hearing what others have to say because that just cuts us off from communication and discussion,” Dr. Santiago said. “What we’re supposed to do in a Democracy is work these things out and figure out how to move forward.
This podcast serves as a preview for Dr. Santiago’s roundtable discussion on October 26 at 3 pm in the Digital Lab as part of the UPCrossroads discussion series. We hope you can join us for a thoughtful discussion on the topic of this season “Taking on the Digitocracy”.
Social media can be a place where we can have some checks on our government. We can organize in a way we never could be before,” Dr. Santiago said in this podcast. “People need to be a little more serious about what their responsibilities are as far as making sure we’re using using our gifts and our technology for good in society.
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UP TechTalk is a bi-monthly podcast with cohosts Ben Kahn and Maria Erb of Academic Technology Services and Innovation at the University of Portland that explores the use of technology in the classroom, one conversation at a time. The music used in the Season 8 podcasts is “Blind Love Dub” by Jeris.