Amanda Lagerkvist, researcher at Uppsala University and project leader in WASP-HS, has opened up a whole new field of research: Existential Media Studies. It is about what it means to be human in a digital age, when more and more automation in society.
In an interview at Uppsala University web site Amanda Lagerkvist explains what the focus of her research are all about. How does it affect us when smart digital home assistants, such as Siri and Alexa, take their place in our living room? And what happens when, through biometrics, you start tracking people?
“More research is needed on what it means to be human in a digital age,” says Amanda Lagerkvist.