Vision

A world where technical engineering, ethics, and equity are recognized as interconnected, and where techno-social issues are addressed by individuals of diverse academic backgrounds through interdisciplinary dialogue and critical reflection.

Mission

We want to create an interdisciplinary community that engages with topics relating to cyber ethics*, digital rights**, and other fields that focus on personal and societal relationships with technology. Through projects and discussion, we wish to empower individuals of all academic backgrounds to mobilize their education and skills towards confronting techno-social*** issues.

Terminology

*Cyber Ethics is the philosophic study of ethics pertaining to computers, encompassing user behavior and what computers are programmed to do, and how this affects individuals and society.

 

**Digital rights are those human rights and legal rights that allow individuals to access, use, create, and publish digital media or to access and use computers, other electronic devices, and telecommunications networks.


***Techno-social: Refers to the circumstance that the web cannot be defined without connection to the human social realm.

Our Projects & Events
22/23

CEDRxPA: Moral Code Hackathon, Winter 2023

A space where hackers can create technical & policy solutions to real world CEDR issues (in collaboration w/ PA)
 

 

 

More details coming soon...

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CEDR x CSSA

A technical project which combines topics from cyber security and cyber ethics.

 

 

 

 

More details coming soon...

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Research Project

A student-led research project about cyber ethics topics.

 

 

More details coming soon...

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CyberTalk

A space where CEDR members can connect and engage in discussions and activities about the latest issues in the cyberspace.

 

 

More details coming soon...

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Recruitment

We'll be recruiting soon:

  • Project Lead

Apply to be a project lead! Take initiative and drive our initiatives forward. 📈

  • Embedded Execs
     

Help CEDR with marketing, planning events, and staying on track financially 💸

  • Project Member

Contribute to initiatives, gain tech skills, and make an impact on this space 🧑‍💻

  • General Member

Discuss at learning sessions (CyberTalk), the event showcases & gain insights into CEDR 🔎

Digital Programmer

Cyber Ethics & Digital Rights

The portfolio is built on a desire to challenge the notion that engineering work and technological development are apolitical disciplines. We hope to demonstrate that the development of technology is an inherently political practice that requires input from legal scholars, philosophers, activists, and technical experts, among many others. 

We hope to demonstrate that critical reflection is necessary at every stage of technical development in order to make conscious decisions about the assumptions and values that are being embodied in the work of STEM fields. 

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