Author page: Aleksa Jasiulionyte

Would you want to hack your body?

While working on a podcast – “Are we opening a Pandora’s box with at-home DNA tests?” I came across before unheard term that intrigues me – biohacking. I found out about it and got my first impression from the Netflix mini-documentary series Unnatural Selection that aims to enlighten viewers about advancements in the making of gene engineering technologies. So firstly, what is…

Are we opening a Pandora’s box with at-home DNA tests?

This podcast aims to discuss how the information gained after inheritance tests shape our presence and the future. The guest of this podcast is my wonderful friend, Gabrielė Petraitytė. She is a second-year Bachelor’s student at Lancaster University, and her study field is biomedical science. Have you ever wondered what role do social media platforms play in our understanding of DNA tests?…

Through the Looking-Glass

This podcast is about filters on social media that change the ‘reflection’ of a person’s face. We (Aleksa and Emilia) explore the pros and cons of these, at first sight, innocent modifications of reality. Sometimes the use of filters can turn into an obsession resulting in “Selfie dysmorphia” or “Snapchat dysmorphia.” We hope that we created something enjoyable and informative for listening.…

How a non-existing person became part of Parliamentary elections in Lithuania

The Parliamentary elections in Lithuania are approaching and will be held on 11 October 2020. Oleg Šurajev, a comedian, YouTube content creator, decided to use these circumstances for a social experiment. Oleg Šurajev and his team from the 1k YouTube channel created a non-existing candidate and agitated for him, both on the streets and the internet. The physical image is of an…