[AUDIO] DANAH BOYD — Online Reflections of Our Offline Lives

This looks like an interesting podcast to listen to: Steeped in the cutting edge of research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes it’s making to life and relationship. She has intriguing advice on the technologically-fueled generation gaps of our age — that our children’s […]

Think before you press 'post' online!

This is such a powerful piece, and captures much of what I think: But Gale’s bullying and childish tactics are not the worst parts: it’s the audience, the followers, the media, cheering on, welcoming the suffering and distress of another innocent person because she had temporarily been in prior distress herself (again, according only to […]

[WORKSHOP]: Improve Your Academic Profile Online

Do you know that you need to raise you academic profile; know that social media is freely available, but have no idea how to make use of it? This daylong course will give you the confidence and skills to get started. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss topics including: How to get yourself a profile […]

Nature and the Digital

In the latest Psychologies magazine, there an interesting reference: Science backs up the positive effects of nature with environmental psychology studies showing a neural effect on the brain. One seminal study in 2008 by the University of Washington, reported in The Journal of Environmental Psychology, compared responses to real and digital images of nature, with the real think […]

"Finding Paul Miller"

If you’ve not seen this – great insights into what it’s like to spend a year offline, highlighting how much the choices we make are not necessarily tied in with “the internet” … though note it wasn’t a “technology-free” year (if that’s even possible these days): Read full article.