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ESMH Media Review – May 12, 2021

Disinformation, AI & Covid-19: check out the ESMH selection of 29 science & tech news published in the last weeks on the web.

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An expert’s opinion: An interview with Aida Ponce del Castillo on the impacts of remote working on employees

Aida Ponce del Castillo, senior researcher at the Foresight Unit of European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) in Brussels, has been assessing the legal, ethical and regulatory issues of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence, focussing on their impact on work and employment. In this interview she voices concerns about the speed of adoption of surveillance ...

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An expert’s opinion: An interview with Karen Gregory on the future of work post-covid

We speak with Karen Gregory, a digital sociologist at the University of Edinburgh, on how Covid-19 is affecting the way we work and its knock-on effects. Creative political interventions will be required to address the socio-economic inequalities highlighted by the pandemic. How had Covid-19 changed our working life? For those who can work remotely, work ...

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The potential of digital well-being in times of physical social distancing

Digital well-being tools hold the promise of empowering users to regain control of time spent online. How successful are these tools during the Covid-19 global pandemic?

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Sarah Diefenbach about digital well-being

Interview with Sarah Diefenbach, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Psychology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, German. What does your research investigate exactly? In general, my research is centred on digital products from a psychological perspective. On the one hand, this includes the application of psychological knowledge (“psychological needs frameworks”, for example) in product ...

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Matthew James Dennis about digital well-being

Interview with Matthew James Dennis, ethicist of emerging technologies at Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. What is the focus of your research? My main research question concerns how we can live well with technology, especially new and emerging online technologies. Basically, I’m interested in the extent to which technology ...

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The way of on-life: Introducing the Digital Humanities Series

Voluntarily or not, social distancing in 2020 means relying on digital communication more than ever before. Which challenges and choices arise from the all-digital living lab? A new dedicated ESMH Digital Humanities series explores the developing on-life in the EU.

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Prof Daniel Miller about the on-life

Interview with Daniel Miller, professor of anthropology at University College London. His earlier work was on material culture and consumption. Since 2000 he has been researching and developing programmes in Digital Anthropology. He is author/editor of 41 books. He previously directed the Why We Post project on the use and consequence of social media. Today ...