I recently had the honour to do a TEDx talk as part of the London Central School of Speech and Drama TEDx event with the theme The Next Stage. In my talk I presented some of the things I've been thinking about working on my project. There were mainly three things I tried to convey in my talk:
1. The ways in which these exciting and innovative technologies and affordances are actually closely linked to much earlier communication technologies and social practices.
2. Why for so many of us, the first reaction to these possibilities is "that's so creepy!" and how not-creepy-at-all it is when you think a bit longer about what it could feel like to be using some of these platforms.
3. In one way or another, we're already creating our digital legacies and online afterlives and if that is the case, perhaps we should at least give some thought to how we want to manage it - even if we prefer to manage it by completely erasing any aspect of our digital footprint.
So what would you choose?
Here's the video of my talk, let me know your thoughts!