Category Archives: Digital culture

An emerging inactivity crisis (with no real friends)

              Spoiled for choice today. First, a study by Oxford University suggests that the average Facebook user has 155 friends (close to the ‘Dunbar number’ of 150, which anthropologists suggest is the maximum number … Continue reading

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            French photographer Antoine Geige has created a series of pictures featuring people having their faces sucked into their phones. This project, called SUR-FAKE, examines issues like technology addiction and dependence (Thanks to Babycakes for … Continue reading

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Peeple. Be afraid. Be very afraid….

What would happen if everyone you ever met, everyone who ever knew you, everyone you ever worked with and everyone you ever slept with rated you and your performance? This future isn’t far off. Should we embrace this or should … Continue reading

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True or false?

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Quote of the Week

“The more you put your life in the public domain, the smaller your life becomes. ” Kevin McCloud. (Daily Telegraph, 30 October 2015, P29)

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Could the old thing be the next new thing?

This is starting to get interesting. Digital detoxes, which I was speculating about back in 2010, are starting to become mainstream. A ski company used the phrase in a recent press advertisement and someone in NZ seems to have registered … Continue reading

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Vive la resistance!

Love this french ad. Click here.

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Virtual chemistry

  I totally love this! I know I’m supposed to be posting the new version of the money chapter but I’m afraid that this is too good to ignore. I’m not usually a fan of things like this, as some … Continue reading

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Self(ie) Harm

Hard to believe, but apparently more people have died taking selfies this year than from shark attacks. More on mashable. Thanks Lynda.  

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Computers and education

    Hate to say this, but I told you so…. Computers do not improve pupil results according to OECD study of 70 countries.  

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