Being-Here: There's No App for That
Prof. Graham Parkes
Prof. Graham Parkes talks about the effects computer products are having on our minds, specifically the way in which they "capture the user's attention, distract it from the actual place where the user is situated, and export it to some virtual space where advertisers practise their persuasion." How does this effect the way we think and who we think we are? Graham believes that this encourages "calculative thinking and a post-Cartesian self-image of ourselves as disembodied minds only contingently situated in physical places." Isn't it time we paused and gave the implications of information and communication technology more deserved careful consideration?
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