Talks & Media

Marcel frequently gives public lectures, interviews, and workshops to a wide range of audiences in and out of academia. A very small sampling of recent non-academic titles, in no particular order, is listed below. If you would like to book a lecture, interview, or workshop, please use the contact page.

“AI Beyond Ethics” – Keynote Address
True North “Tech for Good” Conference, May, 2018
This keynote at a large tech conference questioned the ethos of the tech community. The talk discusses the importance of balancing tech innovation with lessons from other disciplines such as philosophy, history, literature, and fine arts. O’Gorman also facilitated a workshop at the conference that led to the writing of the Tech for Good Declaration.

“Digital Sin — A Reckoning on the Horizon?” – Television Interview
Context with Lorna Dueck, May, 2018
The concept of “Digital Sin” was front and centre in this television interview with Lorna Dueck. The topics of discussion ranged from the politics of Facebook in Myanmar to “nomophobia,” the fear being separated from your cell phone.

“Digital Devices Driving Families to Distraction” – Radio Interview
CBC Radio, March, 2018
This Interview with Tenille Bonoguore was broadcast on CBC Radio. It looks specifically at how parents can manage their kids’ cell phone usage habits.

“Head Heart Hands” – Live Onstage Interview
“Generator Event” for Early Literacy Alliance of Waterloo Region, June, 2018
At this event, 100 attendees made a Resistor Case, then attended the live interview, where the question of “youth and technology” was explored from a broad perspective.

“Don’t Pay Attention, Make Attention: From Cell Phones to Self Management” – Keynote Address
St. Jerome’s University, Engaging Youth in a Virtual World, April, 2018
This interactive lecture targeted school teachers. It raised questions about the use of cell phones in the classroom, presented research on the topic, and offered some solutions.