In addition to O'Gorman and Rushkoff, the panelists were Sarah Bannerman, Communication Studies and Multimedia professor from McMaster University, and Kevin Chan, global Director and Head of Public Policy at Facebook Canada.
O'Gorman contributed research-based perspectives grounded in posthumanism to the conversation, providing a critical, nuanced perspective to the way we think about our dynamic entanglement with technology.
Dr. O'Gorman co-wrote the "tech for good" declaration in 2018 and is currently working with a team of graduate students at the CML to advance research in how to implement the document. O'Gorman brought this up during the conversation and urged the panel to consider that it's now time to take action:
We don't need another manifesto. What we need is to take the manifestos we do have and start doing some good with them.
- Dr. O'Gorman
Read the "tech for good" Declaration here.