Insecure Connections: Love and mental health in our digital lives
Molly de Blanc (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Molly de Blanc is a free software activist living in Massachusetts. She works at the Free Software Foundation as a campaigns manager. In her free time, she serves on the board of directors of the Open Source Initiative and hangs out with her cat. She also likes to bike, climb and play bassoon.
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The lens through which we view--and know--what it means to love, to be ourselves, and to connect with others is now backed by microchips and millions of lines of code. As our lives continue to become increasingly managed by our devices, we need to ask ourselves what we're gaining--and what we're giving up--by allowing technology into the spaces that make our hearts ache and that keep us up at night.
This talk will weave together two narratives essential to many people: health and love. It will examine the ways in which both of these topics have become entwined with computing, what that means for us as individuals, and what that means for our individual and societal user freedoms.
- 2018 November 9 - 10:00
- 25 min
- Seattle GNU/Linux Conference 2018