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Hi PaulaI have just listened to The Guardians "Chips with everything". I love the title and realised some of the expressions could be linked to drug users."gratification seeking humans, temporary high, loneliness, adrenaline rush, compulsive, social consequences."I wonder are some people guilty of using technology as a "legal high"? They asked "should we question technology?"On a lighter note I enjoyed "When I think of you I text myself" a service that stores emails for you that you shouldn't have sent and re-sends them to you periodically. The idea is you have time for reflection and see things from a fresh perspective. But what if you were in a bad place and it hadn't improved? I guess that would just make you depressed. The other podcast about Mark Zuckerberg was informative. I didn't realise there are more people on FaceBook than live in India and the sentence that it is "Swallowing the whole wide web" was thought-provoking. I do occasionally read The Guardian so now I have installed PodCast I have added to my technological skills as well.
Thankyou for this link. I have recently been introduced to podcasts and found they are another great tool to explore new ideas. I am looking forward to having a listen to this playlist.
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Yes good points here - the digital age means we are 'recording' much more of our lives - I think that is why artists and researchers need to use these devices as we want to - but our society is moving toward the digital and in university this topic needs to be critically examined for good points (the ability to capture our world is a revelation - the ability to communicate a global phenomenon) and not so good points (learning how to communicate honestly but with care, free - or is it?, ethical behaviour online). For me the digital university has arrived - so there is no option about not engaging - and in the arts - I think the same - but with people at the heart of the decision making.