Going digital is, in Chris’ opinion, a morale and ethical imperative. We are the stewards of other people’s history and it’s our job to ensure their data are secure for as long as it takes. This quote regarding the destruction of the Brazil Museum in September of 2018 says it all:
Other industries around the world record, either audio or video, presentations from conferences and at least make them available to their members or to those that bought a "virtual ticket". Archaeology is notably behind the curve on this but through the efforts of Doug Rocks-Macqueen and others we're getting there. On today's show we discuss the challenges and ethics behind recording and making available conference presentations.
- Recording Archaeology YouTube Channel
- A thousand archaeology conference presentations at your fingertips - a Blog Post from Bill White
- ArchaeoTech Episode on Virtual and Digital Ethics
- Research Gate
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Chris participated in a forum on virtual and digital ethics at the 2018 Society for American Archaeology annual meetings in Washington, D.C. in April. On today's episode, Chris and Paul talk about the forum and what virtual and digital ethics actually mean for archaeologists.
We also include a few select recordings from the conference.
Papers presented at the 116th Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association on December 1, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Paper: "Everyone Tells me how they hate the sound of their own voice": The ethics of editing in podcasts, Sadeghsamimi
Other papers in the session:
- 053 - Who's afraid of journalism? On anthropology's (unhappy) relationship with mainstream media and what anthropological podcasts might take from journalists, Milkman
- 054 - The Archaeology Podcast Network: Podcasts as Digital Preservation and Public Outreach, Webster
- 055 - Crowdsourcing and Conversation: On the Future of Podcasting, Public Engagement, and Exercising the Anthropological Tool Kit, Collins and Gamwell
- 057 - The Past, Present & Future of AnthroPod, Sacco
- 058 - Discussant for all five presentations, Shankar
On today's show we talk with ArchaeoGaming pioneer and expert, Andrew Reinhard. We find out what archaeogaming is and why it's important to the public. It's not just about the ethics of archaeology as represented in games, but, the games themselves.
On today's episode, the recent release of GlobalXplorer, a project to combat looting and archaeological site destruction, prompts a discussion on the ethics of gamification for archaeological researchers. The panel talks about ethics as they apply in digital archaeology and the archaeology of video-games.
Crowdsourced Archaeology and Heritage Projects:
We got four Chris's (what are the odds!), and a couple non-Chris's on this one! This panel breaks down some of the details of drones in archaeology we haven't covered before on this show. Dr. Sally Applin's research specifically focuses on the "sociability" of drones in human environments. We tackle the legal, ethical, and social hurdles to effective drone implementation and ultimately question if it's all worth it.
- CoDA Digital Training
- FAA Part 107
- FAA UAS Registry
- Book: "The Future of Drone Use: Opportunities and Threats from Ethical and Legal Perspectives
- "Managing Multiple Multiplexed PolySocial Drones: The Amazon Drone Dream" with Sally Applin.
- "New Technologies and Mixed-Use Convergence - How Humans and Algorithms are Adapting to Each Other" with Sally Applin, et. al.
- "Resolving Multiplexed Automotive Communications" by Sally Applin and Michael Fischer
- Drone Law Today Podcast
- Tesla Autopilot Wrecks, Injuring Driver
- Sally Applin - Twitter (@anthropunk)
- Chris Blair
- Chris Hipwood
- Matthew Whitten
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Today we talk about ethics in video games as they pertain to archaeology. We talk about heritage use and representation in games, artifact interaction, cultural privileging, and list a bunch of games we think get it right! (you can play them on Steam, Hint Hint)