Category: Digital Photos

Implied Consent

I’ve become leery of attending events because it’s becoming normalized to give my “implied consent” for the host to use pictures/video of me as an attendee.  For example, in December 2016 I attended an event at the Royal Ontario Museum [ROM]…

Virtual Reality

Over the holidays I had my first foray into virtual reality.  As if we haven’t already been living in an altered reality from the US presidential election and president-elect Trump rewriting nuclear arms policies in a 140-character tweet.  Now we…

One Magical Device

I love my smartphone and the conveniences it offers me.  But at the same time, it feels like a paradox.  My smartphone is amazing and magical because it can do so many different things.  It can be a camera, a…

Intrusion

With so many people eager to capture, record, and track so many different aspects of their lives, it’s bound to infringe on other people’s privacy at some point.  Several years ago I might not have been that concerned about it.…

Lifelogging

Wearable devices and new technological capabilities are increasing the ease with which people can participate in lifelogging, the act of capturing and recording every moment of your life, kind of like a diary.  The first time I heard about this in…