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, AICP, AIA, is a Senior Associate at Houseal Lavigne Associates and brings more than 20 years of experience in community improvement through parks creation, bicycle promotion, and the planning and design of public spaces and facilities. Having worked in San Francisco, New York City, and Chicago, he is committed to making cities healthier and more socially engaging. Andrew chairs the APA's urban design and preservation division. He is also an active member of the American Institute of Architects, Chicago chapter, regional and urban design knowledge community, and volunteers for arts and animal welfare organizations. Career highlights include: producing of the framework plan for the Bloomingdale Trail, a $95 million 2.7 mile-long elevated rail-to-park and trail conversion in Chicago; directing the New York City Department of Transportation bicycle program, leading a 20% increase in cycling; and creating a new state park in Mendocino County, California. Andrew has master degrees in architecture (Illinois Institute of Technology), urban design (City College of New York), and city and regional planning (University of California, Berkeley). He has a juris doctor from the University of California Hastings College of the Law and a bachelor of arts in history from Haverford College.
, 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.