Monday, November 4, 2019

Ethics And Technology: Promise Or Peril?

London-based author and futurist Cennydd Bowles called attention to the ethical challenges facing tech companies, governments and its citizens as society progresses into the next decade, becoming much more dependent on tech, to Weber State University students and staff on Oct. 28 as part of the Peterson Speaker Series.
According to Bowles, . . . .more

Monday, April 15, 2019

Presentation Tonight

“Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter”

Luke Fernandez and Susan Matt
Has technology changed how we feel? This talk will examine how Americans' social lives and feelings have changed over the last two hundred years, in response to new technologies — from the telegram to Instagram. The talk is based on Luke Fernandez and Susan Matt's new book, Bored, Lonely, Angry, Stupid: Changing Feelings about Technology, from the Telegraph to Twitter.
April 15, 2019
7 p.m., Dumke Hall
The Hurst Learning Center

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

First Review of Bored, Lonely, Angry Stupid...

The first review of our book Lonely, Bored, Angry Stupid: Changing Feelings About Technology From The Telegraph To Twitter, was just published at Publishers Weekly:

Weber State University educators Fernandez, an assistant computing professor, and Matt, a history professor, productively combine their expertise in this informative book about the cultural link between emotions and technology. Examining various platforms and devices...(read the rest of the review)

Missionaries, Loneliness and Smart Phones

Until recently, missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints could phone their families only on Christmas and Mother’s Day. That policy has changed. Now they can phone, video-chat or text home weekly....(read the rest of our Salt Lake City Herald Tribune commentary)