Digital Dependencies: How we upload and offload ourselves

A panel discussion by three UWaterloo professors is set to take place that would be of interest to readers of this blog.  The speakers and topics are as follows:

Aimée Morrison (English) 

Loneliness and social media: What does it mean, and not mean, to have ‘Friends’ online?

Jennifer Whitson (Sociology) 

How do surveillance devices like the Fitbit turn our bodies into playgrounds, factories, and doctors’ offices? 

Evan Risko (Psychology) 

New technologies and cognitive offloading: Can it change our mind? 

The discussion takes place at the Kitchener Public Library at 7pm on November 21.

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