People really have to get an idea that there are human beings behind all screens – here’s some comment on the particular situation for academics: My experiences, it seems, are far from unique. I am working on a joint University of York-University of Southampton research project; in our survey of 240 higher education sector professionals, […]
Safer Internet Day is tomorrow – look out for lots of good advice flying around the internet, to ensure a more positive experience for all. I’ll be live on Premier Inspirational Breakfast 8-9am tomorrow, and on Steve Wright in the Afternoon at some point in the afternoon. See the teaser video produced by the organisation: Like It? […]
A piece I wrote for Country Way magazine in a special issue on Technology, Church and Rural Living: The full issue is behind a paywall here. Like It? Share it...
Interesting piece from the Guardian: Technology and art have enjoyed a tempestuous relationship over the years. Fine art purists have demonstrated a wary scepticism towards the use and abuse of new technologies, and tech-heads have been staunchly resistant to art’s whimsical influence. But as the pressing issues of privacy and identity, addiction and dependency, and […]
Check out this Tumblr re #InTheMoment - what do you think – has the ‘Second Screen’ taken over, and is the only solution to put them away altogether? Like It? Share it...
So, does this Apple advert confirm all your fears about tech-addiction, or do you see how tech is just a tool for creativity? Here’s what Huffington Post had to say about it. Like It? Share it...
Some thoughts for parents on dealing with Cyberbuyllying If you or someone you care about has been cyberbullied, bullied in-person or both, it doesn’t matter whether you’re part of an “epidemic” — as some people claim — or if you’re in a minority, any more than it matters to cancer patients how common their condition […]
An interesting piece on taking time out (longer than intended) by this author: As I sat there listening to the panel, I also realized we still had a great deal of work to do in all our communities and much of that work had to do with helping people learn to not only not fear […]
Interesting piece from Kirk Douglas, aged 96 – observing technological changes: The first thing you come up against is technology. One night we took our grandchildren out for dinner. I looked around the table. Jason, the youngest, was playing games with his cellphone; Ryan, 12 years old, had his head under the table and I […]
An interesting piece from the BBC (H/T Maggie Barfield): Joe Ferns of the Samaritans added: “We should acknowledge that many people are using suicide forums and chatrooms to anonymously discuss their feelings of distress and despair, including suicidal thoughts, which may have a positive impact on the individual. They may be expressing feelings that they […]