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BOOK REVIEW: Morality by Design: Technology’s Challenge to Human Values

Posted by on Apr 30, 2020 in Books | 0 comments

BOOK REVIEW: Morality by Design: Technology’s Challenge to Human Values

MORALITY BY DESIGN: TECHNOLOGY’S CHALLENGE TO HUMAN VALUES, by WADE ROWLAND (2019) Bristol: Intellect, 120 pp., ISBN 978-1-78938-1-238, p/bk, $24 Reviewed by Lynne Heller, Adjunct Professor, OCAD University Author Wade Rowland, a professor emeritus from York University, Toronto, Canada titled this book of eleven short essays Morality by Design. However, it was the subtitle – Technology’s Challenge to Human Values – that intrigued me and prompted this review. It is impossible not to wonder about morality and who we are as human beings in the face of overwhelming hype/fear/enchantment...

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Wade Rowland Interview on CBC As It Happens about CRTC decision to allow ads on CBC Radio One

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Interviews | Comments Off on Wade Rowland Interview on CBC As It Happens about CRTC decision to allow ads on CBC Radio One

Tonight, more on CBC Radio ads – Wade Rowland, author of “Saving the CBC: Balancing Profit & Public Service” Intvu@7:05pm — As It Happens (@cbcasithappens) May 29, 2013 Here’s the online audio of the...

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A response to John Doyle’s “Is the CBC in Crisis or is Canada in Crisis?”

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in Articles-Blog | Comments Off on A response to John Doyle’s “Is the CBC in Crisis or is Canada in Crisis?”

John Doyle’s column in The Globe and Mail today has some nice things to say about my Saving the CBC, for which I am grateful. As usual with Doyle, there is more there than immediately meets the eye, and I want to take some time before posting a detailed response. I think that we are in fundamental agreement about the CBC—it’s just that when it comes to finding solutions, he’s a pessimist while I’m an optimist. I think, though, that he has misidentified the larger problem he characterizes as the “crisis in Canada,” and it’s that issue that I’ll try to get at over the next few...

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Bill C-60 Endangers CBC’s Independence

Posted by on May 2, 2013 in Articles-Blog | Comments Off on Bill C-60 Endangers CBC’s Independence

Bill C-60 Endangers CBC’s Independence

© 2013 Wade Rowland As someone who teaches media studies to second year university students, I spend a deal of time each new semester explaining that there is a difference between a state broadcaster and a public service broadcaster. USSR Gosteleradio, China Central Television, and Cubavisión are examples of the former; our own CBC is an example of the latter, I tell them. I need to go through this every fall because a majority of my students have no clue what the CBC is, or what purpose it is intended to fulfill in the increasingly complex media ecology in which we are all...

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Book Launch of SAVING THE CBC by Wade Rowland at Furby House Books, Port Hope

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Author Events | 0 comments

Book Launch of SAVING THE CBC by Wade Rowland at Furby House Books, Port Hope

Reading and Author Event May 3, 2013 Time: 7:00pm Location: Furby House Books, 65 Walton Street, Port Hope, ON Wade Rowland, author of “Saving the CBC: Balancing Profit and Public Service” will be signing books and discussing how he came to write Saving the CBC. Refreshments will be served. For more information or to pre-order a book, contact Furby House Books at 905-885-7296 Asked to name the institutions that best define this country, most Canadians place our public broadcaster somewhere high on the list. But there is a very real danger that the CBC will not survive beyond the next two...

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