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:
Monday March 09, 2015 @ 03:31 PM (UTC)
New publication: Identity & Agency in the International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and SocietyThursday February 26, 2015 @ 03:37 PM (UTC)
I’m proud to announce that the entry I wrote on Identity and Agency for the International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society (John Wiley & Sons, 2015) with my co-author Ben Hammersley was published this week.
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.
Monday March 31, 2014 @ 09:46 AM (UTC)
How do we become critical of media? Through the lessons from our teachers and educators. The people who are the lifeblood to the next generation of informed online participants should be armed with digital literacies, outlined in The Personal (Computer) is Political, the research report released last week for The Nominet Trust. In the report, I propose several recommendations for taking those important steps in that direction.
[Academic] The Personal (Computer) Is Political: a new report on humans, computers and our technofundamentalist tendenciesMonday March 24, 2014 @ 12:41 PM (UTC)
Tuesday July 23, 2013 @ 11:12 AM (UTC)
A technological solution is not the answer to our privacy woes. This is the juicy core of my argument in this essay I recorded for the 16th July 2013 edition of The Guardian’s Tech Weekly, not long after Glen Greenwald reported on the US government’s extensive cyber-surveillance.
Wednesday June 12, 2013 @ 10:57 AM (UTC)
In May 2013, Yahoo! announced that it had bought the immensely popular blogging service Tumblr for 1.1bn USD. I’m an avid Tumblr-er (and another and another) and I couldn’t resist writing a letter to the search/content/web dinosaur explaining why it was important that they let it be.
Wednesday June 08, 2011 @ 05:39 PM (UTC)
The team at bTween 3D, an event in London in July, are curating a series of blog posts and videos from various people in the technology scene about the idea of 3D media. No, not the kind you have to watch through special glasses, but immersive and interactive media – from games to web to augmented reality.
Tuesday June 07, 2011 @ 05:29 PM (UTC)
Sherry Turkle’s keynote presentation at the RSA on Wednesday was a real treat for me; it was the first time we’d seen one another since I interviewed her for The Virtual Revolution in November 2009, and since she had published the book she had been working on.
Friday June 03, 2011 @ 05:42 PM (UTC)
Friday evening I sat on a panel with Professors Sherry Turkle and Nick Tyler (chaired by Prof John Naughton) at the British Library. The question we’ve been asked to consider is whether or not we are too intertwined with technology.
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