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A boy is born on a spaceship.

“There’s no music on the spaceship and he lives there alone surrounded by machines. One day the boy stumbles upon a pirate radio station and discovers music. He falls in love with music and wants to make music himself, but he doesn’t know the rules of music or how it’s supposed to be done. All he has is a radio playing songs…

Digital Discussions Episode 8

Episode 8: Parasimp This the eighth episode of our podcast titled ‘Digital Discussions’, in which we discuss topics about the digital, humanities, and digital humanities. As the host of this episode, Cosima brings up the now well-discussed topic of parasocial relationships. We discuss our own favourite parasocial relationships, their possible harmful or helpful aspects and how it should be defined in these…

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?…

Fintech

Short for financial technology – appertains to any business that makes use of technology to upgrade or automate financial services and techniques. Fintech firms combine technologies, such as AI, blockchain and data science, into the traditional financial category. The dawn of fintech lies, of course, on digitization, which has impacted the financial services industry. Information technology (IT), as we know, has developed…