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  • caseorganic 7:33 pm on August 5, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: activity, , compass, perception, time   

    Compass App and the Perception of Time 


    I spent a little under a year at Healthways working on an application that would show you your day just like this comic.

    The application became a pretty good predictor for depression.

    The idea was to determine what a good day looked like for someone, and be able to predict if a day would lead to a depressing one.

    If the individual was depressed, the app would send messages to three trusted friends that they might want to check in on them.

    Note: Compass was an internal labs project based on a previous presentation first given at CyborgCamp 2012 in Portland, Oregon. It was never publicly released.

    Comic source: http://owlturd.com/




  • caseorganic 7:01 pm on August 5, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: , archiving, time   

    Confronting Time 

    From a book published by http://www.bibimichele.com/ found at the CitizenM Hotel at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

    Confronting Time

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  • caseorganic 6:27 pm on August 5, 2016 Permalink |
    Tags: , email, slide deck, time   

    Time as a Black Hole | Psychophysiological Effects of Email Unresponsiveness 

    Check out this fantastic slide deck by Louise Hviid from The New School for Social Research, New York. It’s on anxiety and unanswered email.

    Email has become an important means of communication. And yet as a medium of interaction it is characterized by being asynchronous and lacking a sense of ‘real time’. An important feature of this asynchronous communication is that it allows for a ‘black hole’ effect, where the absence of response within an awaited period of time leads to experiences of anxiety and insecurity about the communication sent out (Suler, 1998).

    The psychological stress resulting from a ‘black hole’ is possibly better understood as a perceived ostracization. It has been suggested that humans are hard-wired to react negatively to ostracism (Wesselmann, Bagg, & Williams, 2009). If this hardwiring is mirrored in online interactions, the psychological harm would be magnified due to the prevalence of daily email communication. While it is perhaps easier to ignore an email in the inbox than a person physically in front of us, the act of ignoring is likely equally detrimental to our health.

    Read More: Time as a Black Hole | Psychophysiological Effects of Email Unresponsiveness


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