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Video 1: An introduction to the changing relationships cydents face (below)
 
 
Video 2: The Trouble With Call Me (below):
This video won both the fan favorite and ethics prize in a 2009 contest for films on ethics and technology in the SCU Communication Department
  • How does the use of ipods or other portable music players separate us from the world?
  • Are student Second Life productions in class an exciting change in curriculum?

 
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Video 3: Disconnected (below)
  • Can technology get in the way of relationships?
  • What is the relationship between online social networks and circles of friends?
 
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Video 4: Who Watches the Texter (below)
  • What effect does text messaging have on the quality of communications?
  • Is anonymity a positive or or a negative?
 
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Video 5: Real Life Facebooking (below)
  • How do common Facebook interactions seem absurd when done in real life?
  • Does Facebook change communication for the better?
 
 
Video 6: A video produced in the wake of the Santa Clara theme party that grabbed national attention with its insensitivity to racial issues (below)
  • Does this video capture the outrage of community members?
  • Do student multimedia productions combat racism more efficiently than other methods?
 
 
Video 7: An SCU student video using Second Life creates an interesting look at technologies that divide us from one another (below)
  • How does the use of ipods or other portable music players separate us from the world?
  • Are student Second Life productions in class an exciting change in curriculum?
 
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Relationships Synopsis

How do technologies create, destroy, and modify our existing and potential relationships?

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News Stories

A selection of stories which deal with how technology is creating new relationships, for better, for worse, and for bizzare.
  • iconMarriage with Robots

    A PhD in gender studies and AI predicts that robots will be the mates of the future
  • iconCyber Stalking

    A college newspaper takes a look at cyberstalking
  • iconRobot Emotions

    A Japanese robot research team claims that its new robots mimic human emotions at a new level
The Cydent site was supported in part by a grant from the Santa Clara University Technology Steering Committee. It was the Hackworth Fellowship project of Santa Clara University senior Christopher Foster.