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Hi! I’m Lucy from New Zealand.

I ran a personal brand for nearly three years and, quite simply, it sucked the life out of me. It’s been two years since I left that brand behind, but the social media space continues to seduce people into thinking that #InstagramFame is desirable, and that committing to the performance of certain lifestyles, body images and aspirational endeavours are the way to achieve ‘success’. Often, these trends are a huge drain on one’s wallet and wellbeing (if such a thing exists anymore…). I recently launched a podcast called 'Selfie Reflective’ which unpacks the experience of ‘being online’ and hosts guests who have different perspectives on the status-update quo. My aim is to bridge the divide and contextualise high level info for the everyday user to get listeners thinking critically about their social media use, and what they want the future to look like.

I am interested in podcast feedback, ideas and guest recommendations, plus collaborative projects that focus on the merits of the coaching industry, child fame on YouTube and the normalisation of plastic surgery.

It’s great to be here - I’ve found my people!
Lucy

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I don’t know if you have seen this program but it has been very inspiring to me! https://transitiondesignseminarcmu.net/course-overview-structure/

Awww!! This is exactly how I feel! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Hi, my name is Harun and I work as UX designer in digital and tech, learning more about how design can help making more thoughtful tech products in order to impact humans and nature in a positive way.

The current approach led mostly by engineers and investors is missing a lot. We need, in the first place, an education and global culture that puts human’s and natural environment’s needs at the center of the focus. Then we can design and drive tech and products to bring us in the chosen direction.

Your community looks interesting and I will study and try to test your framework on the products I am working on right now.

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Hi there,

My name is Tiffany Chhuom. I have two businesses: Lucy in the Sky Therapy where I provide online therapy to neurodiverse adults, and EthTech: a consulting firm for healthcare partners and their business associates to learn more about effective digital marketing, employment of telehealth technology, and compliance for both. Much of my time is spent doing webinars and workshops for other healthcare providers, especially in behavioral health but I have worked evenly across medical and behavioral health for 20 years, in research and practice. I’d love to connect with others who are doing work related to behavioral health providers and those who are in the Seattle area. I’m down by Olympia but go back to Seattle often. One of the things my industry really needs is a compliant and easy app to do video consultations with other behavioral health providers that’s affordable for the solo practitioner. I love Marco Polo, as do my other therapist friends and colleagues, but we’re really limited in what we can discuss since it’s not HIPAA compliant. I’ve received many requests to promote apps and software developed for my industry but usually the CEO has no experience in healthcare, minimizes any compliance concerns I have, and hasn’t the slightest clue how to market to providers, like me.

I also have an advanced skill set in compliance and research. I’m open to new working collaborations in that space as well.

Feel free to check me out at www.ethtechusa.com

Cheers,

Tiffany Chhuom, MSW, MPH

Hi there,

I’m Mircea, I run a small UX consultancy agency www.ioyu.digital and I’m interested in building technology that will help us #overcomeinformationoverload

Knowledge was estimated by IBM to double every 10 hours by 2020.

Recent statistics also indicate that the collective sum of the world’s data will grow from 33 zettabytes this year to a 175ZB by 2025, for a compounded annual growth rate of 61 percent. That is getting closer to doubling every year.

We are now in a lifelong learner era. During the last fifty years, constant scientific and technological innovation and change has had profound effects on how learning is understood. Learning can no longer be divided into a place and time to acquire knowledge (school) and a place and time to apply the knowledge acquired (the workplace) Instead, learning can be seen as something that takes place on an ongoing basis from our daily interactions with others and with the world around us.

These are good and obvious reasons for us to start rethinking how we want our technology to work when it comes to the discovery of information and knowledge management. If you are interested, reach out to me @mirceanton @ioyudigital and lets have a chat.

Hi everybody,

I’m Gerben and I’m three things: a family man, a nonfiction writer (authored two non-fiction books, several articles, and I have a reasonably popular blog), and an enterprise architect working for a not-for-profit firm that manages 600B€ for 4.5 million people in a small number of (large) collective pension funds.

I don’t recall how I found out about HumanTech a few weeks ago, I think someone who reacted to one of my activities on LinkedIn and linked to it. I waited until I put out a planned article that is closely related to the reasons for HumaneTech to exist, so I could refer to it in my introduction. The article tells how I think about all of this. It is called Gossip, Trust and the Information Revolution and it is an analysis of the problem (yes, yet another, but bear with me), ending with a few (mainly political) suggestions. To be honest, I am not overly optimistic if we as a species are intelligent enough to fix the problems (as we’re up against deeply ingrained human behaviour), but I am convinced it is important to try (and people in this community apparently want to). If at all we succeed in fixing it, it will come after a discussion about ethics, what I call in the article the fight between value and values. The solution will have to be political, not technical. It will need a movement.

The mentioned article is the concluding fourth in a mini-series of four on the impact of the Information Revolution.I think people in this community may be able to relate.

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@gctwnl Welcome to the Humane Tech Community! I’m delighted to know that you’ve identified and elaborated on a bigger problem and suggested a political solution that takes the route of ethics, because I’ve also recently joined the community and opened a similar discussion, albeit containing my own little new terminology. I invite you to read and participate in it, even as I’m going to spend some time reading your own 4 articles in the next few hours: https://community.humanetech.com/t/the-anti-work-phenomenon-can-you-explain-it-plus-a-new-perspective-on-work/

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport also looks useful https://www.calnewport.com/books/digital-minimalism/

Hi all, my name is Tyler and I’m a digital marketing professional educated in journalism and mass communication. I’m very interested in how behavioral design is applied to the technology we use today, and in data- and research-backed innovations to improve our relationships with our devices and with each other. Digital marketing has exposed me to just enough data analysis, UX, UI and behavioral science to leave me wanting much, much more.

I’m here to network with other enthusiasts, to build relationships and be exposed to opportunities. Shameless plus–if you’re applying or researching behavioral design, captology, and communication and persuasive sciences and you need another set of hands, hit me up. I’m looking to help!

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Hey everyone, my name is Lowell Cohen and I work as a Product Manager for the World’s First Online Social Ecosystem, Numanity. Numanity is looking to make an imprint on Humane Technology by creating an experience that brings environmentally and socially conscious individuals together to heal humanity. Outside of Numanity, I am continuously trying to educate myself on Humane Tech and try to incorporate those concepts into my own life.

Feel free to hit me up if you wish to connect and engage more in Humane Tech related discussions. The times we are living in call for the urgent need for Humane Tech. Having looked at the discussions within the Humane Tech community, it is evident that Humane Tech needs to be implemented.

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Hi @LoCo1994!

Welcome to the community!

I’m interested in knowing more about Numanity. Is there a website our explanatory video about the project?

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@swanderl we are still refining our Branding and Messaging based on Market Research. Which includes the website and explanatory video. But I am more than happy to explain to you the concept of Numanity.

Thank you @LoCo1994! We will continue talking on the private message you sent me.

Oops… I should have come HERE first…!!
Please read: my Bio (here)
Have a Grreat Day…!!
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Hello everyone! I’ve been a part of the HTC for a few months but realized I never introduced myself here.

I’m Rebecca (she/her) and I am a UX Researcher in Vancouver, Canada. I have a keen interest in how to create humane tech as my company moves into the product space and am in the process of defining how we can ensure products are “humane” through research. I am also interested in how tech plays a role or should play a role in government and democracy - I’m thinking about options for doing a Master’s degree in this area in coming years.

Currently I’m reading Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff and I have How to Do Nothing by Jenny Odell on my up next. What are you reading?

I enjoy being a part of this community, seeing the discussions happening, and creating space for me to think to myself about what I believe about technology.

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Hi All! My name is Emilio Freire, I am a graduate student in physical education and involved in football coaching. I have no tech background but have been studying the link between football and the onlife manifesto as a research project for the last two years and came by HTC at the start of 2020.

At the moment I am developing an online course for the general public to think about what it means to be human in a hyperconnected era. My main sources of inspiration are Luciano Floridi, Yuval Harari, Humane Tech, mindfulness (Kabat-zin) and autopoiesis (Humberto Maturana).

As I live in Brasil, the course will be offerred in Portuguese but would love to speak more about make humane tech and thoughts on living onlife acessible to all.

Emilio

Ps: I love to speak about football (soccer) and the relations to technology and cybernetics

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Olá Emilio!

Welcome to the community! It’s good to know that you’re developing an online program for the general public. When you have more info feel free to post it in the community so we could know more about it.

Best,

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Hello Everyone, I’m David and i’m a programmer, i found Humane Technology surfing the web for alternative phone OS and then kind of got stuck with it for a while, i’ve almost finished a small app that could help having a more health relationship with the phone, once i finish it i might post it on the forum to take some feedback

Thanks all for this great form and source of tips about tech, and obviously for all the great people that are here

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