Insecure Connections: Love and mental health in our digital lives
Molly de Blanc studies bioethics at New York University. She applies framework traditionally seen in medicine and public health to understanding the ethics of technology and the role it plays in our lives as individuals and societies. She is a student fellow in the Privacy Research Group at the Information Law Institute at the NYU School of Law and a research assistant at AI Now. Prior to her time at NYU, she worked at the GNOME Foundation, the Free Software Foundation, Open edX, and MIT OpenCourseWare. She is a member of the Debian Project. She lives with a cat named Bash who swears he has never been fed before.
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