Ethics and Images, Promises and Rights
You’ll learn about:
- Digitally manipulating photos
- Violating personal privacy
- Appropriating “found” images
- Using images to convey ideas versus promising outcomes
The world of images and how we use them is becoming more and more complex. How do we know what ethical guidelines we should follow? When is it acceptable to:
- use Photoshop to remove power lines to sell an idea
- add people to a photo of a town square to make it more vibrant or to show diversity
- use a photo without the permission of the people in it
- use images found online
- use an inaccurate angle of sight to better illustrate an idea
- create a photo simulation representing a vision of a project, like a streetscape project, or a new development that does not reflect how it appears in real life when it is built
Several different relevant cases will be formulated based on real world experience. They will include digital manipulation issues, privacy issues, the use of "found" images, and conveying ideas versus promising outcomes. Each small group will be asked to consider different perspectives to argue their cases.
This session is highly interactive and requires that all attendees have a seat. Therefore, seating will be limited to the first 260 attendees. First come, first seated.
, Houseal Lavigne Associates
Confirmed SpeakerAndrew Vesselinovitch has broad experience in the areas of urban design at Ross Barney Architects, including management of the framework plan for the Bloomingdale Trail (aka 606), a pioneer rail-to-urban park conversion project, and the Chicago Riverwalk. Previously, he headed the bicycle programs for both the New York City departments of planning and transportation, served on the San Francisco Bicycle Advisory Committee, and managed the Bloomingdale Trail project for The Trust for Public Land. Andrew is committed both to cycling and to Chicago. He is a self-described “working cyclist”, using the bicycle as his primary means of transportation. Andrew was born and raised in Chicago and returned to study and practice architecture. His thesis project was a proposal to turn a wide segment of Chicago’s Broadway into a multi-use street, one that would support landscaping, commerce, and casual socializing. Andrew has several cats, who also go riding.
, Montgomery County Planning Department
, Silver Spring
Confirmed SpeakerMargaret K. Rifkin RLA AICP, currently works as an urban designer and planner for the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission in Montgomery County, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, DC. She has worked extensively on a range of urban design and planning issues in this County over the past 20 years. Much of her work has involved planning, design and implementation to transform suburban metro station areas into walkable centers. She lead the launch of a new plan for White Flint and prepared urban design studies and guidelines. She holds a Joint Degree in Urban Design, University of California at Berkeley, MLA and MCRP; Smith College, BA.
, School of Public & Intl Affairs, Virginia Tech, National Capital Region
Confirmed SpeakerDr. Elizabeth Morton is an associate Professor of Practice in urban design and Associate Director for Urban Design Initiatives for the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Tech's National Capital Region campus. She teaches graduate seminars in urban design, historic preservation, arts & culture, and commemoration, along with client-based studios. Dr. Morton has worked for a wide array of arts and preservation organizations, and as a consultant has conducted studies for the National park Service, National Capital Planning Commission, the World Bank, UNESCO, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage and the John F. Kennedy School of Government. She has a B.A. from Williams College, a MURP from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.