In our group we looked at the human mental health issues due to an increased reliance on technology. We decided to take a two-sided approach and look at the positive and negative effects technologies have brought to the world. Although the advances in health and education have been heavily due to technology, the negative effects, […]Read more "ANNA: Technology and human behaviour"
With the industrial revolution the door was opened to a knew type of technological world. This advertised a life of comforts and knew possibilities for technology. In the 20th Century the push to fine-tune and accelerate technology to fit comforts of the modern person has spiraled into today’s excessive consumption. With our minds still set […]Read more "CAITLIN – CHANGING THE MODERNISER"
Pre 1993 we have changed the way we find: Finding Jobs Shopping Find love Health Connecting with Friends Investing money To Find Customers for company The list could go on forever, the internet is the main driver for big data as it connects all sources of information and collates them in one easy accessible place. […]Read more "James – Big Data"
How can we discern the difference between internet addiction and ‘healthy’ internet use? After all, as students we constantly use the internet for research, email, news and socialising. It becomes problematic when it affects our mental and physical wellbeing, interferes with our relationships, academic or financial situation. Is Internet addiction even real? I found that there is an […]Read more "Human Technology Interactions: Internet Addicts Anonymous? (Olivia)"
The Anthropocene / Technology Although containing many definitions, “The Anthropocene is a term widely used since its coining by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000 to denote the present time interval, in which many geologically significant conditions and processes are profoundly altered by human activities”. (Lecture 3, Week 3) The Anthropocene was coined in […]Read more "SAM – The Anthropocene / Technology"
Introducing the Digital Diet Plugged In, Checked Out Before you stand on your soapbox (made of old video- game consoles or VCRs) and shake your fist in the air, please know that I’m not trying to stand in the way of the dream of spontaneous consumption. I love technology and I always will. From Internet memes […]Read more "SAM – ‘The Digital Diet’ Extract"
In Raley’s ‘Dataveillance and countervailance,’ data is described as ‘flecks of identity.’ paranoia. Genuine anonymity is almost impossible, the distinctions between private and public are almost blurred. How data can reveal more about ourselves, than how we present ourselves. Is our data more ‘real’ than we are? Using this information to predict what we would search. Recently, music […]Read more "Big Data – Olivia"