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How digital technologes are reshaping concepts of self
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Meshu - Turn your places into beautiful objects.

Meshu - Turn your places into beautiful objects. | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
Meshu turns your places into beautiful, unique jewelry.
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Douglas Coupland: The 2½th Dimension - FT.com

Douglas Coupland: The 2½th Dimension - FT.com | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
There’s that rare moment we all know when we walk down a street and catch a glimpse of someone reflected in a window and we say to ourselves, “Why, what an attractive and likeable human being that is! Dang, I wish I looked like that!” … only to
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How I Quit Google | TIME.com

How I Quit Google | TIME.com | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
Spurred by privacy concerns, one writer decided to quit cold turkey — and found what she was searching for
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Infographic: What You Look Like to a Social Network

Infographic: What You Look Like to a Social Network | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
They see us as data, broken down into categories that fit neatly into a machine-readable stream of information.
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Body Computing Conference 2013: BioGram App combines vitals with Instagram

Body Computing Conference 2013: BioGram App combines vitals with Instagram | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
The 7th Annual Body Computing Conference kicked off with BioGram, a mobile phone app that imprints vitality statistics onto Instagram photos
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One of the Culprits Behind PRISM? Design Thinking (Really) | Wired Opinion | Wired.com

One of the Culprits Behind PRISM? Design Thinking (Really) | Wired Opinion | Wired.com | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
It’s telling that in citing 'ecosystems', private digital realms like Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Google attempt to naturalize themselves.
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KPCB Internet Trends 2013

The latest edition of the annual Internet Trends report finds continued robust online growth. There are now 2.4 billion Internet users around the world, and the
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Santa Clara University - Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley

Santa Clara University - Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
Internet Ethics: Views from Silicon Valley
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A series of video presentations focused on ethical issues in relation to digital media

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Moving attachments: our emotional relationship with mobile digital media technologies

Moving attachments: our emotional relationship with mobile digital media technologies | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
I recently read an article by Dave Beer in which he discussed the current lack of academic research and theorising about the emotional attachments users of the new mobile media develop with their d...
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My thoughts on how we respond emotionally to mobile devices.

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Trendy Japanese Clothing Retailer Uniqlo Introduces the ‘Selfless Selfie’ via 3D Printing

Trendy Japanese Clothing Retailer Uniqlo Introduces the ‘Selfless Selfie’ via 3D Printing | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
It’s never been easier or to craft your own public persona than it is today. Thanks to affordable technological tools--particularly the surprisingly, high-qua
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Everything visible: How wearable cameras are changing the way we think about public space

Everything visible: How wearable cameras are changing the way we think about public space | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
 Unless you spend all of your time in a cave, you've probably been photographed without your knowledge. The presence of surveillance cameras is becoming a growing norm in public spaces. For example...
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The latest in business attire? Wearable gadgets that transform how companies work.

The latest in business attire? Wearable gadgets that transform how companies work. | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
Companies are decking out employees and customers with devices that gather subtle data about how they move and act—and then using that information to help them do their jobs better or improve their buying experience.
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Wearable tech now being used to monitor employees' productivity and engagement.

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Emotions Analytics to Transform Human-Machine Interaction | Innovation Insights | Wired.com

Emotions Analytics to Transform Human-Machine Interaction | Innovation Insights | Wired.com | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
Image: jetheriot/Flickr Our devices are quite smart. They know what we type and touch, what we say and where we are they even know how we look like, bu
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Death In The Time Of Twitter, Or, How We Grieve Now

Death In The Time Of Twitter, Or, How We Grieve Now | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
NPR's Scott Simon has been livetweeting his mother's death, raising the question: Where does death belong in an age when we can share anything with...
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Forget me not: do we have a right to vanish online?

Do you have a right to be “forgotten” by Google searches and other internet search engines?
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A password you can swallow? Don't hold your breath

Do you have trouble remembering all your passwords, PINs and identification codes?
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This post questions the efficacy of using ingestible pills to act as passwords.

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Women use mobile devices to manage romance

Women use mobile devices to manage romance | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
Survey shows technology reshaping notions of privacy
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Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online

Conscious computing: how to take control of your life online | The Digital Self | Scoop.it
Twitter, Facebook, Google… we know the internet is driving us to distraction. But could sitting at your computer actually calm you down? Oliver Burkeman investigates the slow web movement
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