Tag: Technology

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Dating apps as a trans woman

Honestly, I think if you’d told me that dating apps would get easier once I came out as transgender, I wouldn’t have believed you. Heck, I doubt I would believe you if you told me now. But it’s true. In what I shall only refer to as The Dark Beforetimes, I had multiple Tinder attempts…

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UEA creative writing 50th anniversary project

To celebrate 50 years of Creative Writing at UEA, the university has announced a new project, aimed at an exploration and development of the relationship between literature and technology. ‘Future and Form’, as it has been named, will see a collaboration between writers and technology partners across nine months, with the evolution of storytelling in…

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Realism vs surrealism in gaming

As video game technology continues to improve at an exponential rate, games themselves seem to come  closer and closer to reality. Take a look at any cutscene coming out of big AAA developers like Naughty Dog, incredibly detailed the characters and environments are. As a result of these technological improvements, we are beginning to see…

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Teenage mental health in decline

Adolescence is the prime time for mental health disorders to emerge, with half of all mental problems beginning in early teenage years. Researchers from Liverpool and London have uncovered a decrease in the mental wellbeing of UK teenagers; a finding that is mirrored in teenagers across the globe. Data was collected from two large groups…

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I hate to drone on…

Last week, a drone flew into the window of my bedroom and bounced onto the road below. The sheepish pilot stood a distance away, asking me to throw the drone back to him. As I threw it, a piece fell off. ‘I’ve got another bit here, what is it?’ I was told it was the…

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Technology damages children’s language skills

The Guardian recently released an article revealing that Clarks, the British shoe shop chain, has a new initiative for employees to engage in conversation with children in their stores. This resonated with me because my mother is a primary school teacher and for years has highlighted the noticeable drop of children’s communication skills. I interviewed…

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Is social media bad for your health?

No one twenty years ago could have predicted the rise and popularity of social media platforms. Everybody from your friends, colleagues and neighbours to your mum, dad and even number 27’s dog now has an online presence. It’s a great way to keep up to date with those you care about, particularly those who you…

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