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. Dan co-leads the Digital Ego Project with Tom Chatfield. Find out more here.

Minna Salami is a Nigerian, Finnish and Swedish writer and commentator. She is the founder of the multiple award-winning blog Ms Afropolitan and the author of Sensuous Knowledge: A Black Feminist Approach for Everyone. Find out more here.

Anna Katharina Schaffner is a writer, a personal coach, and a Professor of Cultural History at the University of Kent, and Director of Emergence at Perspectiva. Find out more here.

Jonathan Rowson is a writer, philosopher and chess Grandmaster. He is co-founder and director of Perspectiva, a research institute that examines the relationships between complex global challenges and the inner lives of human beings. Find out more here.

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