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Interactive installation for an educational ethics lab

Schreurs, M.N. (2023) Interactive installation for an educational ethics lab.

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Abstract:Ethics is very important for students to learn about. Teaching ethics to students makes them able to make their own independent decisions about right and wrong. To make students aware of ethics, the Lectorate of Ethics and Technology from the Saxion University of Applied Sciences wants to create an educational Ethical Lab, where people should be inspired to think about ethics. In this lab, multiple interactive installations should be there to let students experience old classical ethical dilemmas for themselves. The chosen ethical dilemma for this project is The Allegory of the Cave by Plato. For this project an interactive installation was created where the user is framed with very one-sided information about Egypt. The user's opinion is unconsciously influenced into believing Egypt is doing well, when in fact, it is absolutely not. When evaluating this installation with potential end users, the participants realized that the installation had, unknown to them, changed their opinion. This effect of propaganda is very relatable to the Cave of Plato where the one-sided news is the shadows on the wall, the confrontation with the framing is the outside world and the user of the installation is the prisoner.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Saxion University of Applied Science, Deventer, Netherlands
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:08 philosophy, 81 education, teaching
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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