BEING DIGITALLY CONNECTED IS BRILLIANT – BUT NOT WHEN IT BECOMES UNDIRECTED, REACTIVE AND COMPULSIVE.
In this podcast Richard Freeman has a conversation with Paul Levy.
They talk about digital addiction and whether technology is actually at its most beautiful when we know how to switch it off.
Richard asks Paul if any fear of technological reliance is really just fear of progress and if liveness – in life, art or storytelling – will inevitably become less important. Will future generations be less critical? Is technology inherently unequal and what questions should we ask ourselves when deciding on what sort of digital life we want at home or in business?
Paul Levy is an author, facilitator, playwright and philosopher – and Senior Researcher in Innovation Management at the University of Brighton. His books include ‘Technosophy’, ‘E-Quality’ and 2014’s ‘The Digital Inferno: Using Technology Consciously In Your Life And Work’. Paul also released a poetry anthology in 2015 exploring the human experience of change and transformation informed by his academic research.
In 1999, Paul founded the award-winning theatre company Rational Madness, taking provocative and reflective stories into workplaces, community spaces and festivals. Paul is also the founder of FringeReview, a UK-wide print and digital platform for high quality theatre criticism – with a readership of over 130,000.
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