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Google’s Project Glass–Count Me Out.

Google’s Project Glass disturbs me. If you didn’t know, Google is working on a prototype set of eye glasses that are networked, potentially giving users an “augmented” brain, making a multitude of communication forms and information instantaneously accessible.  Google co-founder Sergey Brin admitted at a conference in July that the project has a long way to go, but the project’s ambition is huge. This would fundamentally changes how we experience day to day life.  Constant multitasking.  Constant information overload potential.  Constant screen time.  Is this what we want?  Is this… Read more Google’s Project Glass–Count Me Out.

Mission Impossible?: Fitting the Techno-Social Landscape of Our Lives into Neat Little Boxes

Originally posted on Psyche's Circuitry:
What can science really tell us about the complex roles of social media, technology, and computer-mediated communication in our social lives? It’s a question I’ve been increasingly asking myself.  As a scientist, my job is to deconstruct very complex phenomena into understandable components, put things in neat, little, over-simplified boxes so that we can actually begin to understand something in systematic, replicable ways. Don’t get me wrong. I love science and think the tools of science are still the best we have available to…

How much detail is simply too much?

Originally posted on Broadside:
Writer’s Block 1 (Photo credit: OkayCityNate). How much — REALLY? — do we need to know? Everyone who writes a blog, unless it’s focused on a specific subject, shares details of their life, past and present: their kids, their partner, their dating life, their work, their school experiences… How much is too much? Readers here have learned that: — I need to lose a pile of weight and how tedious this is — I’ve had four orthopedic surgeries since 2000, including a hip replacement in February…