I spoke at the LSE Literary Festival a few weeks ago about Digital Personhood and Identity. Specifically, I spoke about what makes a person ‘human’ in the digital age:
What are the foundations of our identity in the digital age? As digital devices make and manage more and more decisions about our everyday lives how can we retain our sense of self? The panellists discuss how algorithms and intelligent devices are altering our sense of personhood and the ways in which we see ourselves and others.
This is a topic I’ve been exploring for Analog Lessons from Masters of the Senses for a while, and I got the chance to expand on the work we did on Digital Human’s Engagement episode with videos of smell-o-vision and haptic tech.
I joined an excellent panel of academics and authors, including Sonia Livingstone, Andrew Murray and Luke Dormehl, and likely lowered the tone with my videos of beef tongue and digital lollipops…
You can find out what I argued it means to be a digital person (or, ‘me’) here.