Lara Srivastava [en]

Lara Srivastava

Mobile phone everywhere in our life.

We’re at the beginning of the “digital revolution”.

Much of human relationships is now mediated by some form of technology. We spend more time consuming digital media than any other media.

Acceleration: what on earth are the next ten years going to bring?

Social networks: added value to the individual, especially when the social network is visible by others.

Connectedness and the marginalisation of space and time in our interactions.

We keep our social contexts separate because of space and time. With technology, we get to merge them.

Boundaries.

Shared experiences create friendship and intimacy. *steph-note: great minds meet*

We don’t live by scientific methods or statistics.

Ambiguity of communication: open-endedness (e.g. who ends the conversation, bye-bye ping-pong)

Need to re-create ourselves online. => “who am I?” Shadows of ourselves everywhere we go. Painting ourselves online. We fragment our identity online. Where do we find our “true” identity in there?

Managing online identity is a bigger and bigger challenge (not talking about privacy or legal issues here). What design to facilitate this?

“Vivons heureux, vivons connectés!”

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  1. Thanks for posting these summaries it helps. I really must try and come to Lift next year (By the way my colleagues Patrick and Giorgio are there so I’ll get even more feedback). I’m leaving a comment here because I had the pleasure of listening to Lara latd last year at the OT day in the Engineers School here in Geneva.

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