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BBC Radio 4's Digital Human: Series 5 starts Monday 7 April

Monday March 31, 2014 @ 10:08 AM (UTC)

Our award-winning science programme, The Digital Human returns to BBC Radio 4 next week, on Monday 7th April 2014 at 4:30pm GMT. We’re super excited about the issues we’re covering over the next six weeks – as we have been about the previous 28 episodes! – as we continue to explore what it means to be human in the 21st century.

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[BBC Two] The Culture Show: The Next Billion Users

[Digital Human] All of Series 4 now online

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The Personal (Computer) Is Political: Recommendations for the rest of us

Tuesday April 01, 2014 @ 10:13 AM (UTC)

Becoming a critical consumer of technology isn’t just the responsibility of our teachers, our policy makers or software developers: we need to arm ourselves with the knowledge and the know-how to break out of our technofundamentalist trappings, and to wrestle our lives back from the machines.

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The Personal (Computer) Is Political: Recommendations for Educators

The Personal (Computer) Is Political: Recommendations for Policy & Regulation

Aleks Krotoski

is an academic and journalist who writes about and studies technology and interactivity. Her new book, Untangling the Web: What the Internet is Doing to You looks at the psychology research behind the claims about the positive and negative forces of the digital age.

Aleks presents BBC Radio 4’s award-winning science series The Digital Human. She has been hosting The Guardian’s Tech Weekly podcast since its inception, in 2007.

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You can find Aleks all over the Web.

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What the Internet is Doing Part 3 of 3: Our Communities

Wed Apr 02 09:00:24 +0000 2014

I’m haunted by the mis-information that’s out there about what the internet is “doing” to us. I’ve made it my career as a social psychologist to look closely at the claims made in public and behind the walls of the ivory tower, examining research about what drives and influences us and how today’s drivers and influencers might be different from those pre-web.

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What the Internet is Doing to Us Part 2 of 3: Sex

What the Internet is Doing to Us Part 1 of 3: Our Selves

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From thatsinteres

Wed Apr 02 10:08:19 +0000 2014

(via Creative Review:Ryman Eco, a ‘sustainable’ free font)
A few notes on its ‘sustainability’:
* it “uses around 30 per cent less ink than Arial, Times New Roman, Georgia and Verdana”
* “we could save over 490 million ink cartridges and 15 million barrels of oil” according to the ad agency commissioned to create it

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