Bachelor Seminar “Ethik in der Informationsgesellschaft”

Bachelor Informatik, Bachelor Wirtschaftsinformatik
4 or 5 (depending on your examination rules)
Seminar talk, active discussion, attendance
Regular Dates: 
Tuesday 9:45 - 11:15
Room IZ 251 (Informatikzentrum, Mühlenpfordtstraße 23)

This seminar deals with ethical issues that are caused by today's information society. Each participating student holds a scientific talk on one of these problems and hosts a discussion of the topic. The seminar's focus, however, lies on giving encouraging and persuasive presentations that are interesting and easy to understand. To achieve this, the participants will learn from some the best (and worst) speakers by analyzing short videos of their talks and by collaboratively developing guidelines for sticky presentations.
While developing these guidelines we identified five topics to be analyzed during each talk to provide best possible discussion potetial after the talk. These were:

(1) body language, gestures, facial expressions, posture, appearance, miseenscène, expertise, self-assurance
pronunciation, talking skill, concentration, motivation, excitement
(3) contact/interaction with audience, motivation of audience, emotion, humour
(4) common thread, structure, depth, abstraction, content selection
(5) use of different media, willingness for inovation

during each talk every participant will pay special attention to one of these topics to provide constructive criticism after the talk.

This course is part of the Informatik seminar program. In order to pass it, you will need to attend to the seminar presentations in PK 11.2 on January 30th at 13:15.

The topics of this seminar include (but are not limited to) the following areas:

  • Pseudonymization (e.g. AOL Data Leak)
  • Deep Packet Inspection (e.g. issues with german Fernmeldegesetz), Post-Privacy, Bundestrojaner
  • Boundaries of Data Mining (e.g. Massachussetts Health Records)
  • Copyright Infringements (e.g. Napster, Megaupload)
  • Virusses and Worms (e.g. Stuxnet), DDOS Attacks (protest or vandalism?)
  • Wikileaks, Internet censorship
  • Removing data from the Internet (e.g. Star-Wars Kid, Streisand-Effect)
  • Cyber war (dehumanization)
  • Klout score
  • Anonymity on the internet, Identity theft, Cyberbullying
  • Bring your own devicebring your own time?
  • Profiling (e.g. location based services, digital traces)
  • Digital divide
  Date Topic Material
0 30.01.2013 Seminar Presentation
[file] Seminar-Presentation.pdf
1 02.04.2013 no class  
2 09.04.2013 Introduction, Assignment of topics  
3 16.04.2013 Analyzing talks 1 Edmund Stoiber (Transrapid)
Steve Jobs (Macworld 2007)
Richard Stallman (Saint of the Church of Emacs)
Benjamin Zander (classical music)
Günther Oettinger (subtitles)
Clifford Stoll (unconventional)
Simon Sinek
4 23.04.2013 Analyzing talks 2 Merlin Mann (sad panda)
Hans Rosling (boxes and population growth)
Lawrence Lessig (telling stories)
James Geary (metaphorically speaking)
Brian Greene (free talk plus videos)
5 30.04.2013 Talk coaching 1  
6 07.05.2013 Talk coaching 2  
7 14.05.2013 Developing guidelines for good talks  
  21.05.2013 Exkursionswoche (no class)  
8 28.05.2013 Lukas Grothaus (Post-Provacy, Gläserner Bürger, Bundestrojaner)  
9 04.06.2013 Arne Brüsch (Urheberrechtsverstöße)  
10 11.06.2013 Jan Steiner (Netzneutralität, Deep-Package Inspection)  
11 18.06.2013 Jewgeni Rose (Cyberwar)  
12 25.06.2013 Sina Winsmann (Removing data from the Internet)  
13 02.07.2013 Jost Helge Stolze (Digital Devide)  
14 09.07.2013 Grades  


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