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A Field Guide to Internet Emotion > 8.0 New Feelings
April 3, 2022 at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
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Have you ever wondered why we feel compelled to note and name every new variation of sadness online? Or what you call that emotional hangover you can get after scrolling social media? Or how to explain that little leap of anxiety when the 3 dots appear as someone writes you a text message, and then mysteriously disappears? Then this is the salon series for you!
#Feels 8.0 > Awaken
Finally, we’ll look to the future to consider what emotion could look like if it continues on this trajectory. Because we ridicule or even fear the emotions stirred up by tech, we’ve spent more time trying to squelch these new feelings than understand them. As technology attempts to decipher human emotion, we’ll be prompted to reconsider the relationship between emotion and technology. What might the next decades feel like? In this last salon, we’ll play with some of the latest innovations and co-design possible futures with feeling.
Please read or watch the following, before the session:
- Read Why We Need to Be More Emotional to Save the World by the BBC
- Watch Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert’s TED talk, The Psychology of Your Future Self
- Read a Rational Case for Following Your Emotions in The Atlantic
- Review this Aspen Ideas session on Emotions and Tech: What Happens When We Code Our Inner Lives
- Play with some online emotion tech games like Facework or This Emotion Does Not Exist or Google’s Art & Culture’s Atlas of Emotion