Productivity & Creativity

Podcast #21 Aleks Krotoski: Untangling the Web

By 4th November 2015 October 13th, 2016 No Comments

“Being human [in the digital age] is to recognise that technology is not magic and does not do anything specifically to us. Technology simply facilitates human interaction and social psychology.”

In this episode, I speak with the esteemed journalist, digital theorist and writer Aleks Krotoski about the psychological impact of our lives in a digitised environment. In this wide-ranging talk, Aleks, who has been researching and writing about the Web for more than 16 years, as well as having spoken to many of the key people who have shaped the Web, talks about why the Web has such an influence on human attitudes and behaviours, and what we can do to live lives that are a bit happier, and healthier.

Aleks is a fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, Ph.D in social psychology, writer and broadcaster; most recently, she presented the BAFTA award winning documentary, The Virtual Revolution (BBC). Aleks is currently hosting a new series of the BBC radio programme Digital Human, which takes weekly in-depth examinations of the different ways technology impacts human society.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why privacy and anonymity in digital environments is so important
  • Why we all need a digital past
  • Why human psychology trumps the influence of technology on our lives
  • Why the Web is a more interesting place than it was 16 years ago
  • plus much more!

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Lawrence Ampofo

Director & Founder at Digital Mindfulness
Dr. Lawrence Ampofo is a digital strategy and foreign policy professional, with over 10 years providing advisory on strategic digital change. As the Founder and Director of Digital Mindfulness and Semantica Research, Lawrence focuses on increasing the capacities of companies to implement digital strategy across major transformation programmes by promoting new ways of working and collaboration in an age of digital distraction and information overload.
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