Hi, I joined this forum recently and have been reading with interest - it’s great to find a
place where people are really thinking about the impact of technology. Before I was aware of this (and other related initiatives), I started a site called Recknsense earlier this year as a place to post my ideas and observations that could help us build new tech or make improvements that are better for humans (more equal/diverse, and generally better for us in the long term). I’m from a tech/product background, involved in developing new products that apply emerging technology but I’ve grown steadily frustrated with the real impact technology is having. The site has ideas, observations and references and is inspired by the concept of a ‘commonplace book’ that inventors of old used and shared with others to help them come up with new innovations. Many of the ideas are based on connecting the dots between technology and insights from humanities - philosophy, psychology, sociology and applying science. Here are a few posts to give you a flavor:
I’m interested in finding out about any other blogs, websites or groups of people that may be doing similar things so I can get involved in discussions and see if some of these ideas could lead to real projects/apps.
So far I have come across a subreddit for Digital Anthropology (https://www.reddit.com/r/digitalanthro/) which has some interesting content and is a good place to ask for help and https://digitalwellnesscollective.com/ which was recommended.
If you want to know more or get in touch, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for reading and I appreciate any help you can offer.