Science Spotlight: Technology and Us

It’s time for Science Spotlight. Each week we talk about the fun facts and big breakthroughs made in the pursuit of scientific knowledge.

Have you ever felt personally insulted by your computer? Do you name your car? Technology has a strange way of making us believe that it is a living thing, when it is only a collection of wires and plastic. Cameron’s latest guest on his podcast Stardut MQ, Dr. Chris Muller, is a critical theorist and lecturer in media studies at Macquarie University and has spent a good amount of his career thinking about why human’s display this type of behaviour towards their unalive tech. Here is a snippet of that conversation Cam had with Dr Muller for Science Spotlight this week.

To hear the full conversation check out Cameron’s podcast Stardust MQ.

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