4/6: Nostalgia http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04n31cr We live in a world where the nostalgia for the past now permeates our present. With online trends like ‘Throw Back Thursdays’, apps like Timehop and platforms which gives you the tools to make your digital image look like it was taken with an analogue camera, the internet has never seemed so […]
3/6: Abandon http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04mc1hf What happens when we abandon a place? And why is it so difficult for us to leave these places behind? In this episode, Aleks explores abandon both on and offline. We tell the story of the only permanent resident of Fukushima’s radiation exclusion zone. Naoto Matsura stayed in Tomioka while everyone around […]
2/6: Language http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04lpxx9 We communicate with each other in more ways than ever and with an ever expanding range of devices and platforms. But they all piggy back on an earlier invention, our original social networking technology – language. In this edition of the Digital Human Aleks Krotoski explores the idea of language as a […]
Episode 1 Description Our brains are still running security software designed to protect us against lions, tigers and bears and we haven’t run an update for about 200,000 years. Aleks Krotoski explores how well it works when faced with the risks of the digital world. According David Ropeik author and risk communication expert at Harvard […]
I’m no great believer in the idea that people are limited/automatically skilled by age… but it is about age/learning/what you are exposed to. CODEC have purchased a set of Google Glass, so I was interested to see this video, as I’ll suspect I’ll react quite similarly as I try and get used to it (as […]
Slides from my session tomorrow at #Spiritus14 tomorrow – probably not too late to sign up! Discipleship and journeying in a digital age #Spiritus14 from Bex Lewis Like It? Share it...
On Saturday morning, in the press tent at Greenbelt, I had an enjoyable chat with the Nomad Podcast guys about ‘how to live well in a digital world’. Check back through their files for some interesting looking titles! Listen directly to the file. Like It? Share it...
This is a really interesting piece (and highlights skills that pretty much anyone with a history degree at least, should have): It helps if you’re not a victim of FOMO – Fear Of Missing Out, where you need to sleep with your smartphone under your pillow in case someone sends you an email or SMS […]
A fascinating test came in via my RSS feed – using the last nearly 3000 words from Facebook stati, photos, etc. they decided that I’m not very extroverted…. erm… Based on the initial responses to the site on Twitter, “people seem to identify pretty strongly with the personalities we generate,” said Nikita Bier, the co-founder […]
Well, this is a fascinating project from The Guardian and the Canadian Film Board … looking at the ‘Seven Digital Deadly Sins’ – the few bits I’ve looked at so far seem to come down on the side that “digital is bad” and is causing us to “miss out on the real world”, and that […]