On March 11, 2013, UCSC Professor, Steve Whittaker spoke with Nada Miljkovic about his work and collaborations at the cross-section between psychology & computer science.
We talked about the concept of Technology Meditated Reflection, and how digital tools may be used for psychological well-being by helping us understand ourselves and change our emotions. Steve c0-created an android app entitled Echo: a mobile system that helps you remember and record your past to regulate your emotions.
Steve discussed negotiating/managing our online personality and personal information, the challenges of online platforms that allow us to document our lives online, and the digital breakup. For instance, Steve explained that studies show that many people make multiple mistakes when they dispose of digital possessions: some immediately delete too impulsively but later regret not keeping stuff. What are the ethics of trolling?