What is this? Why we need to continually question our online experience

Mar 10th, 2021

Dan Nixon, Minna Salami, Anna Katharina Schaffner, and Jonathan Rowson discuss Dan’s latest essay for Perspectiva as part of the Digital Ego project: What is this? The case for continually questioning our online experience, available to read and listen to here.



Dan Nixon is a writer and researcher specialising in themes around attention, environmental philosophy and digital culture. He has led projects in these areas for several NGOs, including Perspectiva’s work on the attention economy and The Mindfulness Initiative’s paper on developing agency in urgent times. You can find Dan on Twitter & LinkedIn.

Minna Salami is an associate of Perspectiva, and a Nigerian, Finnish and Swedish writer, feminist theorist and the author of the internationally-acclaimed book Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone. She is co-director of the feminist movement Activate. You can find Minna’s website here & Twitter here.

Anna Katharina Schaffner is Director of Emergence for the Emerge platform, and Professor of Cultural History at the University of Kent. You can find out more about her work here. You can find out more about the Emerge platform here.

Jonathan Rowson is co-founder and Director of Perspectiva. He was previously Director of the Social Brain Centre at the RSA, and is an applied philosopher with degrees from Oxford, Harvard and Bristol Universities. In a former life he was a chess Grandmaster and British Champion. His book, The Moves that Matter – A Grandmaster on the Game of Life was published by Bloomsbury in 2019. You can find Jonathan on Twitter.

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