As I continue to find topics related to ethical design, one name that seems to steadily pop-up is that of Anil Dash. I like that he is bringing this to more people’s attention. Here’s a quick video of him answering the question that my blog asks in every post: Does Technology Need to Be Ethical?
Apparently, Dash has been blogging since 1999. I look forward to reading more of his archives. He was at one point an advisor to the Obama administration and also developed new media for the Village Voice, so I guess that sheds light on his political positions. I did read in one of his posts that he is a secular humanist but in the same post read that he has a respect for the work of Father Gregory Boyle of Homeboy Industries, so I am even further curious to try to comprehend the foundations of what he considers ethics and morality. I hope to build upon my understanding.