Pre-dated conceptions from the industrial revolution about the association that advancements in technology are positive and lead to economic gain have become embedded in society (Stein, 2015). This fixed mindset means people are less likely to question their interaction with technology and the possible negative impacts of these on individuals, businesses and communities. This is […]Read more "CAITLIN – Are our social constructs of technology hurting us?"
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"
The ‘Anthropocene’ is defined as ‘relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment (Oxford dictionaries). With this in mind it’s important to acknowledge what real effect humans have had on the environment and climate in this time […]Read more "Anna: The ‘Anthropocene’ and walkable cities"
General practitioner Dr. John Carmody shared his viewpoints on the future of technology in western medicine. Commenting on how quickly technology moves in comparison to how slowly practice’s in western medicine change. Dr. Carmody explained how technology has changed so much in the past five to ten years, which makes it so complex to predict […]Read more "Anna: Interview"
The social effects, which have come with the new age of technology, are having negative effects on mental health 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 […]Read more "The Social Effect"
Text neck – a Serious problem. As a teenager I constantly have my phone in my hand texting, facebooking, instagraming, snapchatting and/or playing games. Our group scenario was to pin point the rise in reliance on technology and how it is damaging our bodies physically and mentally, in my other blog post I explored human […]Read more "James – Extending scenario design"
The Anthropocene Although containing many definitions was coined in the year 2000 and manifested “The Great Acceleration” in human activity. It is defined as a proposed epoch that begins when human activities and behaviour begin to have a significant global impact on Earth’s ecosystems. (Week 1 Lecture, 2015) It is also important to question what […]Read more "SAM #1 – The Anthropocene"