As part of the Lafayette Forum on Technology and the Liberal Arts, Prof. Martha McCaughey of Appalachian State University will be speaking on April 12, 2012, on “A Cyber-Rape in the Workplace: Privacy and Identity in the Digital Age.” Prof. McCaughey is a Sociology, Women’s Studies, and Science and Technology Studies (STS) scholar whose research examines the intersections between gender, sexuality, science, technology, and the media. With an interest in cyberliberties, her work on virtual communication and gender follows from questions about the promotion of autonomy and privacy on-line. Her talk will explore how real-world codes of conduct get translated to virtual worlds. It derives in part from an experience when her office computer was, without notice or permission, commandeered by campus police.
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