In the midst of lockdowns and social distancing, the role of digital technology in society has become made ever more integral. For many of us, the lived experience of the pandemic would have been strikingly different even a decade ago without the affordances of the latest information and communication technology—even as digital divides persist within, and between, societies. Yet as digital technology “fades into the foreground” of everyday life, for both scholars and civil society at large it is necessary to engage even more robustly with the implications of such shifts.
I am pleased to say that the latest edition of the Digital Ethics Lab Yearbook, which Jessica Morley and I co-authored, is now in print. In our Introduction, we provide an overview of this year’s contributions.