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A Final Note on the use of the Digital – For Now

I have previously discussed how the use of modern technology, and the internet in particular, have become a very normal part of the lives of significant sections of the global population. I would like to discuss this topic a little bit further, hence this blog post. People are on their phones all. The. Time. This is not some article written by a…

Unexpected Digital Isolation

Last week something somewhat (emphasis on somewhat) interesting happened, so I thought I would try to run through it for this blog post (and also because I’m finding it harder and harder to come up with topics on the spot, send help please). There’s a lot of construction work going on in my neighborhood. A lot. Currently, a particularly useful crossroad is…

Digital preservation is important!

When thinking of the term ‘preservation’, the first images in your mind are likely something related to the preservation of flora and fauna, or the preservation of cultural artifacts, like texts, art pieces, etc. These are physical cultural artifacts, to be precise. These are very natural things to think about when considering the term ‘preservation’, but I would like to, if only…

In Memory of r/Place

Whenever I hear the term ‘social experiment’ these days, my mind immediately goes to this awful trend of various internet personalities doing increasingly rude things to random people in public and using the excuse of ‘it’s a social experiment!’ to justify their unacceptable behavior. This is of course a replacement for the equally loathsome ‘it’s just a prank. bro!’ argument. However! Despite…