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I think about a lot about robots, human nature, technology, the future, science and art.

 

She shoots, she writes.

Returning.

July 22 | No Comments on Returning.

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I don’t want to be fake: the importance of authenticity to Online Identity Project participants

May 24 | No Comments on I don’t want to be fake: the importance of authenticity to Online Identity Project participants

“I just try to be genuine.”   Through my interviews for the Online Identity Project, I am getting a fascinating insight into what it means for different people to be authentic online: how they perceive their own authenticity, how they act authentic, and whether they think that true authenticity is even possible.   As our offline and online […]

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Are We Becoming Stupid, Narcissistic & Disconnected? Part 1: Giving Digital Technology Context

April 2 | 1 Comment on Are We Becoming Stupid, Narcissistic & Disconnected? Part 1: Giving Digital Technology Context

Every now and then the media, or someone I know, or (perhaps a bit ironically) social media users will put forward the argument that digital technologies are making us more stupid, more narcissistic, or less connected with each other. For many this theory might be founded in well-meaning concern for their fellow citizen, or based on articles they’ve read […]

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Summer Holiday

February 15 | No Comments on Summer Holiday

I had a much needed summer holiday on Waiheke Island in Auckland’s harbour.   New Zealand is my recharge-place. It took me a week to get rid of my 2015-stuff*. Then it took me a week to unfurl and feel the lightness that came with letting things go. And then, I had a week to enjoy my holiday. […]

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Melbourne Zombie Shuffle 2015

November 8 | 2 Comments on Melbourne Zombie Shuffle 2015

What do we want? Brains! When do want it? Brains!   It was a beautiful Sunday in November, the day Melbourne was inundated by hordes of the walking dead, as the annual Melbourne Zombie Shuffle groaned and screeched it’s way through town.                             […]

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What does it mean to be human?

July 13 | No Comments on What does it mean to be human?

“Authenticity [of being human] does not depend on whether the being in question has been manufactured or born, made of flesh and blood or of electronic circuits. The issue cannot be decided by physiological criteria,” writes N. Katherine Hayles in her book, How We Became Posthuman.   As we become more and more entertwined with machines, […]

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