Connected but Alone

Connected but Alone

Facebook. Twitter. Second Life. “Smart” Phones. Robotic Pets. Robotic Lovers. What don’t we use computers for? Sherry Turkle, the director of MIT’s Initiative on Technology and Self, describes in her book Alone Together a population more at ease with technologies than...
Where in the World is Absence?

Where in the World is Absence?

Another bold call for action What are the unintended consequences of a wired world?  In The End of Absence, author Michael Harris (Governor General Award winner) addresses the unintended consequences of a wired world and our relationship with the Internet as we turn...
Beware the Slenderman

Beware the Slenderman

A digital bogeyman – the stuff of nightmares – has gained traction on the internet. The Slenderman is an online faceless monster linked to real life crimes. “The fact that he is crowd-sourced really shows that the facelessness is what is so appealing because we can...
Growing Up Digital

Growing Up Digital

Read this three part series on the ways new technology is impacting kids and teens: Growing up digital: How the Internet affects teen identity. Part one: How digital culture is changing the way kids play Part two: How digital screens are changing the way we read Part...