Tag: DH2019

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…

Caring of the Machines: Gender and Machines

This week’s blog post is a response to a comment left on my blogpost from last week; Fear of the Machines. Which mentioned another way in which Hollywood tends to depict A.I, namely as caring and nurturing, pointing to the movie Her (2013). coincidently, this also came up in some of the articles I read after making the blog post from two…

When I was a vlogger..

Sophie and I have been friends since we were about 5 years old. Whereas I grew up in Rome, she grew up in a small-town west of London called Bourne End, where part of my family also lives. She was the neighbour of my aunt, but I have always considered her my cousin: we would spend months at a time at each…