This special double issue of the Journal of Mass Media Ethics resulted from the third annual international conference and colloquium on "Virtual Reality and Communication Ethics". Delegates with expertise in cybertechnology were invited from different countries and from universities across the United States. As this agenda-setting special double issue demonstrates, the ethics of Virtual Reality must be worked out in the context of the most advanced research on information technologies, and in terms of a broad and sophisticated understanding of the liberal arts.
Volume 18, Numbers 3 and 4, 2003. Contents: P. Horsfield, Continuities and Discontinuities in Ethical Reflections on Digital Virtual Reality. D. Gunkel, D. Hawhee, Virtual Alterity and the Reformatting of Ethics. P.S. Tompkins, Truth, Trust, and Telepresence. T.H. Bivins, J.H. Newton, The Real, the Virtue, and the Moral: Ethics at the Intersection of Consciousness. W.E. Berry, Miranda Rights and Cyberspace Realities: Risks to "the Right to Remain Silent." L. Williamson, E. Pierson, The Rhetoric of Hate on the Internet: "Hateporn's" Challenge to Modern Media Ethics. Y-C. Hsieh, C-C. Hsieh, J.A. Lehman, Chinese Ethics in Communication, Collaboration, and Digitalization in the Digital Age. J.M. Kittross, A.D. Gordon, The Academy and Cyberspace Ethics. CASES AND COMMENTARIES: The Matrix: the Movie. BOOK REVIEWS: Between Constitution and Consumerism by I. Richards. High Tech and Murphy's Law by H. Gruenwald. The Aisle Seat Is Open by P.M. Lester.