This 90-minute interactive studio, facilitated by the Critical Media Lab (CML), helps organizations navigate the ethical contexts and implications of their products and services. You will be given tools to assess values and design pathways toward achieving a Tech For Good organization.

What Does It Involve?
The CML will provide a fun and creative environment for tackling serious issues. The workshop involves four components including two hands-on activities:

  • Tarot of Tech: A speculative design exercise about avoiding unintended consequences
  • The Good Tech Trend: A review and contextualization of the Tech for Good Declaration
  • Tech For Good 2.0?: Introduction to a Living Blueprint for Values Implementation
  • Tech For Good Tactics: A hands-on application of the Blueprint to your organization

Who is it for?

This course is designed for professionals working in a product organization who want to:

  • Avoid unintended consequences of their product(s)
  • Understand the many contexts (social, environmental, psychological, cultural) in which their product is embedded
  • Establish a plan for developing a company ethos that keeps these contexts in mind
  • Explore how this ethos can build value externally (marketing and communications) and internally (employee recruitment and retention)

Facilitated by: Prof. Marcel O’Gorman, Director of Critical media Lab and Jason Lajoie, a CML Ph.D. student researching the tech ethos of corporations.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

PLEASE NOTE: We are charging you a $50 registration fee for this workshop, which will be refunded if you attend the workshop and complete the post-workshop survey within 24 hours of the last day of the workshop.

Cancellation Policy: If you are unable to attend a workshop, please let us know four business days in advance. Failure to do so may result in the loss of your ticket fee.

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